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Re-start of Iditarod could move to Fairbanks

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska The re-starting point of the Iditarod could be changed to Fairbanks.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officials sent out an email to mushers on Friday telling them there is a chance the start of the 1,000-mile race could be moved to Fairbanks because of poor trail conditions in the Alaska Range. Race officials told mushers a decision will made on Feb. 17 where to start the race.
In the email, Iditarod race manager Mark Nordman said the organization is concerned for the trail from the top of Rainy Pass to Nikolai.
The ceremonial start of the race is scheduled for March 1 in Anchorage and the re-start is set for March 2 in Willow. If the race is moved to Fairbanks, the re-start would be moved to March 3 to give mushers time to make the 360-mile drive north.

Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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