65 teams begin 41st Iditarod race
WILLOW, Alaska – Dogs aching to run bolted out of the chute Sunday to launch the 41st running of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Now 65 teams will be making their way through punishing wilderness toward the finish line in Nome 1,000 miles away.
Sunday’s event marked the competitive portion of the race.
Defending champion Dallas Seavey and four-time winners Lance Mackey, Jeff King and Martin Buser are among six past Iditarod winners in the running.
– Associated Press