12 Interior Alaska Mushers to Start Iditarod

Only 12 mushers from Interior Alaska are signed up to start the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this weekend, but consider them a loaded dozen.Though only representing about 20 percent of the field, most are veterans and even champions of multiple 1,000-mile sled dog races. Two of them, Lance Mackey and Jeff King, each have four Iditarod wins to their name. Rick Swenson is the Iditarod’s only five-time champion. Then there’s Aliy Zirkle, Sonny Lindner and Hugh Neff — all past Yukon Quest champions and annual top Iditarod contenders.None of them are in this for a camping trip.Read more: http://newsminer.com/bookmark/17729295-12-Interior-mushers-are-signed-up-to-start-Iditarod-today-in-Anchorage

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