Ok it’s that time of year again folks. The time when every snow dog in the world starts running around frantically with the strange urge that there’s somewhere they are supposed to be.
The 38th Iditarod started on Saturday, leaving Willow Lake, Alaska at 2pm. There are 62 mushers racing this year, 46 of them from Alaska. With 10-16 dogs on each crew, that’s between 620 to 990 dogs. They will travel over 1,850 kilometres travelling from Willow to Nome.
At the last check Lance Mackey was winning by about 28 minutes. Mackey has won the Iditarod for the last 4 years running.
For those that don’t know, the Iditarod follows the route of the original Serum run. Check this out for more info.