Iditarod 2013: Indigenous Mushers

On March 2 at 10 a.m., 68 mushers and their dog teams will set out across 993 miles of rugged Alaska wilderness in a race that will test muscle, strategy and sheer will of human and canine competitors.They’ll press on through dense forest, across frozen river and desolate tundra, along windswept coast – arguably one of the most challenging and beautiful landscapes in sports.The landscape along the Iditarod trail is more than a race course for veteran Yup’ik musher Mike Williams Sr.; it’s part of his DNA. He and his son, fellow musher Mike Williams Jr., talk about the beauty of this ancestral route, of the Northern Lights moving in waves across the Alaska sky.Read more here:


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