Meet The Women Of Iditarod

Alaska is a land of extremes. A quick trip into town can take six hours, while treacherous, 1,000-mile races that span 10 sleepless nights in sub-arctic temperatures are considered fun. It’s also been called the place where “men are men and women win the Iditarod.”The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a 1,049-mile race across Alaska from Anchorage to Nome, got its start in 1973 as a commemorative event celebrating the 1925 diphtheria serum run that saved the inhabitants of Nome from a potentially devastating outbreak. While the mushers’ gear and training have become more sophisticated since the early years, the race’s tradition remains the same.Read more here: http://espn.go.com/espnw/more-sports/7637451/xxx

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