Friday, March 15, 2013

And Now, for the Only Sport that Really Matters.... Skye. She's so jealous.  Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race 2013
The 41st Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race came to an end yesterday in Nome, Alaska. Mitch Seavey, 53, with his team of ten dogs, became the oldest musher ever to win the 1,000-mile race across the Alaskan wilderness in just over 9 days, 7 hours. Last year his son, Dallas, became he youngest winner at 25. His winnings included $50,000 and a new truck. The race is a remaking of the freight route to Nome which pays tribute to the role sled dogs played in the settlement of Alaska.
Curiously, one of the toughest sports on the planet, yet one in which both men and women compete on an equal basis.

I borrowed a few pictures to whet your interest:

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