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Thread: The "Last Great Race" has started, THE IDITAROD

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    Default The "Last Great Race" has started, THE IDITAROD

    http://www.iditarod.com/race/race/currentstandings.html

    Click above for standings if you want to follow this great dog event with some of the greatest athleats in the world, and most underpaid. Much additional information on this link. Bud
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    I see many of the usual suspects are still mushing!

    Some of these people are getting up there in years, the must obviously love the sport!

    It is a great thing.

    I also read that there is a "Rescue" dog team running?
    Stan b & Elvis

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    anyone up for an Iditarod pick'em?

    My favoritest to win - Mackey, Jonrowe, Buser

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_view View Post
    anyone up for an Iditarod pick'em?

    My favoritest to win - Mackey, Jonrowe, Buser

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    Swenson???
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Swenson???
    We in Alaska don't like to talk about him

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsc View Post
    We in Alaska don't like to talk about him
    HMMMMM.... is he a bad guy?

    Was he naughty??
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    I would have entered my retriever team, but they don't make sleds big enough to hold all the tennis balls I would need to make it to Nome.
    Maybe...... if I can get a long cane pole and dangle a flyer right out in front of the sled.
    Hmmmmm....what an idea !!!!
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    I saw something about these sled dog teams that Irish Setters were introduce in the breeding.
    Not sure how that worked, but I guess it happened.

    I think the Discovery Channel or VS Channel will be following the race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Swenson???
    Alaskans consider this "our race" and were not very happy when an "outsider" took it out of Alaska. Kind of like when the America's Cup left the states a few years ago.

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    One of my favorite events!

    We release a dog and stand there to watch where it goes. Mushers release a dog and then go with them. That's real dedication!

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