The Iditarod is considered the most famous and extreme dog sled race. It is often referred to as the “Last Great Race”. The Iditarod has a total length of over 1,000 miles and runs through Alaska.
Before the start. The “dog” team of one of the mushers – a dog sled driver.
Some dogs become impatient at the start of the race.
Before the start of the “Last Great Race”. Iron chains are depressing.
Dog sleds embark on a long journey from downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
Communication of mushers with fans.
A dog sled race is not only a competition for speed and endurance. Each musher develops his own tactics and strategy. For example, part of the path is to pass during the day and part at night.
On the paws of dogs, you can see special shoes so that they do not knock their paws during the race.
Track control point. Each team driver has a special menu for feeding dogs with different additives.
The most challenging sled dog race gets closer to the night. Mushers illuminate the road with lanterns.
The track is distinguished by a wide variety of sections.
Piles of straw are scattered in the snow, on which you can rest.
The main participants in the competition are Siberian huskies, one of the oldest dog breeds. Their blue eyes are better adapted to the bright winter light reflected off the snow.
Tundra, Koyuk, Alaska. Aerial view.
A section of the route that runs along a frozen lake. Koyuk, Alaska.
Iditarod trail sled dog race – The Last Great Race in Alaska.