The excitement in the air is electrifying!  The dogs are barking, the people are yelling and counting down and I've got more Goosebumps than you can shake a stick at.


Just out of the starting gate these dogs are so pumped.  They are happiest when they are pulling a sled.   




During the duration of the Iditarod the dogs will be fed a 4,000 calorie meal three times per day just to keep up with the energy they expend during the race.  1,049 miles through Alaska's toughest terrain, the dogs will pull a sled simulating a daring rescue when a much needed serum had to be delivered to Nome in 1925 during the winter when no other form of transportation could get through.

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Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were cold, but when they lit a fire in the craft it sank, 
which proved once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it, too... 

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