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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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