Iditarod 2013: Previewing the World’s Best-Known Sled Dog Race

This much we know: the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will be an adventure for each musher and his (or her) dogs. Whether the musher is a rookie or a former champion, stories will be told afterward about the challenges faced during the next 10-17 days.The race, being run for the 41st time, has been held since 1973, but contrary to popular myth is not in honor of the famous serum run between Anchorage and Nome in 1925. Rather, the event was conceived as a way to honor the sled-dog heritage of the state as well as draw attention to the historic Iditarod Trail, which actually begins southeast of Anchorage at Seward.Read more here: http://www.sbnation.com/2013/3/1/4037908/2013-iditarod-preview

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