Iditarod plans changes after sled dog death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Changes are planned for Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race following the asphyxiation death of a dog that was buried in snow by extreme winds, organizers of the 1,000-mile race said Wednesday. Race officials said they also plan to meet with the owners of 5-year-old Dorado. The dog was found dead […]

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Iditarod dog dies after being buried in snow

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A dog left behind at a checkpoint along the route of the Iditarod sled-dog race in Alaska was smothered by windblown snow, in the event’s first canine death since 2009, officials said on Saturday. The fatality broke a safety streak that race supporters had cited as evidence of […]

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Iditarod dog dies after being dropped from race

UNALAKLEET, Alaska (AP) — A dog in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was found dead in the snow Friday morning in the coastal town of Unalakleet, where it was waiting to be flown back to Anchorage. The 5-year-old dog named Dorado was from rookie musher Paige Drobny’s team. The dog was dropped from […]

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Four-time Iditarod champ Buser leads Alaskan dog sled race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Four-time champion Martin Buser was leading the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, but his potentially record-breaking pace was slowed by high winds, blowing snow and a soft trail, race officials said. The Swiss-born Buser reached Kaltag, an Athabascan Indian village that is the last checkpoint on the Yukon River, […]

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Siberian Huskies may have the cure for diabetes

Siberian Huskies that race in the Iditarod are some of the most energy efficient animals on the planet. They hardly show normal signs of fatigue after running hundreds of miles day after day Is is possible that their fat burning knack help to locate ways to treat and stop obesity type 2 diabetes? On the […]

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