The 2009 Iditarod

The 2009 Iditarod The 37th annual running of Alaska's epic sled dog race is under way
Nathaniel Wilder / Reuters

Into the Wild
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race covers 1,161 miles of some of the coldest terrain in the world. The racecourse moves from Willow (near Anchorage) to the Rainy Pass of the Alaska Range into Alaska's barren interior, along the shore of the Bering Sea, and finishes in Nome.

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