54 teams complete Iditarod Trail dog sled race

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:35am
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When the small town of Nome, Alaska was ravaged by an outbreak of diphtheria in the winter of 1925, teams of sled dogs delivered the nearest supply of a life-saving serum from Anchorage, nearly 1,000 miles away.

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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