Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Iditarod 2013 begins

Woke up Saturday to a very foggy morning. We went out to watch the ceremonial start of  Iditarod XLI. Despite the fog, there was a good size crowd all along the downtown route.

On the plus side, this was by far the warmest of the four years that we have watched the start in Anchorage. It was in the mid 20s this morning.

We did arrive a bit late and missed a few of the crowd favorites, Martin Buser and Lance Mackey. Greg got his spot on the sideline in time to get a few pictures of 2011 winner, John Baker.

 He holds the record for the quickest time in completing the run to Nome.

Here is a pic of Jeff King, 4 time Iditarod winner.

His last win was in 2006.

 Dallas Seavey won last year's Iditarod race.
At 25 years old, he was the youngest person to win the race.
 The race usually lasts between 9 and 12 days. Should be a good one!

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