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    Default 2013 Iditarod pics of the official start

    Here are pics of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race start in Willow. The pics are mostly of previous champions, including four-time winners Martin Buser, Lance Mackey and Jeff King. Also there is 2011 champion John Baker. And then a few pics of the real champions _ the Iditarod dogs.

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    What ever happened to the poodle guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mngundog View Post
    What ever happened to the poodle guy?
    He is long gone.

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    They're more than 600 miles into the race now:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...to-go/1976189/

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    For anyone interested in a Iditarod dogs and how a study of their conditioning has influenced deployment of our military dogs here's an interesting read.

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...soldiers-lives

    And if you're looking to pull for one of the mushers in particular I'd suggest Aliy Zirkle - her kennel is cited in this study. She also runs Hunt Tests in our local club with her self trained BLF and has been recognized for taking the best care of her dogs by the vets that monitor all the teams that run the race.

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    Ally's running 3rd right now.

    http://iditarod.com/race/2013/standings/

    Amazing teams - human and canine.

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    These guys are dedicated!

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    There's a member here who has a cousin and uncle in the race - Seavey. Cousin won the race last year.

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    I miss seeing the start in Anchorage when I lived there. Snow trucked it to be put back on the roads, dogs going wild, people every where, the atmosphere was electric!
    Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?
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    Mitch Seavey 2nd, Ally's still 3rd, Dallas Seavey 8th, but Jeff King came out of the back #19 yesterday #1 now...
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