Banquet Gives Iditarod Hopefuls Last Time to Size Up Competition

While the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race might be defined by booties and fur-rimmed parkas, the banquet can be a different beast all together. There are still Carhartts and Bunny Boots and plenty of polar fleece pull-overs, but among the usual is the unusual. Take for instance the “Distance Divas” – veteran mushers Jodi Bailey, Kelley Griffin and Michelle Phillips – who have a long-standing banquet tradition of hitting up a local thrift shop before the event and picking out the most fabulous frocks they can find.Read more here:


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