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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.

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Complete understanding.

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Some dogs become impatient at the start of the race.

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Before the start of the “Last Great Race”. Iron chains are depressing.

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Dog sleds embark on a long journey from downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

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Communication of mushers with fans.

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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.

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On the paws of dogs, you can see special shoes so that they do not knock their paws during the race.

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Track control point. Each team driver has a special menu for feeding dogs with different additives.

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The most challenging sled dog race gets closer to the night. Mushers illuminate the road with lanterns.

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The track is distinguished by a wide variety of sections.

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Piles of straw are scattered in the snow, on which you can rest.

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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.

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Tundra, Koyuk, Alaska. Aerial view.

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A section of the route that runs along a frozen lake. Koyuk, Alaska.

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Iditarod trail sled dog race – The Last Great Race in Alaska.

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