Since 1973, the life-saving voyage is commemorated each year with the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race - a competitive trek from Anchorage to Nome.
This year, 66 teams competed and 54 completed the 1,000-mile trek through Alaska's frozen frontier. Check out pictures from this year's event here.
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