• Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, ceremonial start

    A dog from Seward musher Sarah Stokey’s team leaps toward the starting line. Fifty-two mushers and dog teams ran across Anchorage for the ceremonial start of Iditarod 2019 on March 2, 2019.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, ceremonial start

    Victoria Hardwick falls off her runners but manages to keep her sled upright while rounding the corner at 4th Avenue and Cordova Street. Fifty-two mushers and dog teams ran across Anchorage for the ceremonial start of Iditarod 2019 on March 2, 2019.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Finger Lake, Rainy Pass

    Mitch Seavey heads toward the Rainy Pass checkpoint. Mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race passed by the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints as they gained elevation into the Alaska mountain Range on March 4, 2019.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Finger Lake, Rainy Pass

    Michi Konna climbs a steep section of trail from the Skwentna River near the Happy River confluence. Mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race passed by the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints as they gained elevation into the Alaska mountain Range on March 4, 2019.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Rohn

    Rookie Niklas Wikstrand departs from Rohn over the bare-ice South Fork Kuskokwim River. Mushers and teams running near the back of the Iditarod race field rested at the Rohn checkpoint on March 5, 2019.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Rohn

    A weary Shaynee Traska pauses briefly in Rohn. Mushers and teams running near the back of the Iditarod race field rested at the Rohn checkpoint on March 5, 2019.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Shageluk

    Kristy Berington waits on the Innoko River for her sister, Anna Berrington, after they both left Shageluk during the Iditarod on March 9, 2019.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Takotna

    Peter Kaiser scoops hot water in Takotna on March 6, 2019, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Iditarod checkpoint

    Jessie Royer crosses tussocks as she approaches the ghost town checkpoint of Iditarod on March 7, 2019, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Nikolai

    Rookie musher Blair Braverman drinks an energy drink before she leaves Nikolai during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 6, 2019.

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Rohn

    Twin sisters Anna and Kristy Berrington rest next to each other on the trail between Rohn and Nikolai. Mushers and teams running near the back of the Iditarod race field rested at the Rohn checkpoint on March 5, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Takotna

    Mushers swap stories inside the Takotna community hall on March 6, 2019. From left are Michelle Phillips, Jessie Royer, Jeff King, Peter Kaiser and Richie Diehl. All but Phillips are racing in the 2019 Iditarod. (Marc Lester / ADN)

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Shageluk

    Musher Travis Beals spits a pill into his dog’s mouth in Shageluk during the Iditarod on March 8, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Eagle Island

    An Iditarod team heads up the Yukon River toward the checkpoint at Eagle Island during the Iditarod on March 9, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Unalakleet

    Nicolas Petit comes down Kouwegok Slough to reach Unalakleet on Sunday morning in the lead of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 10, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

  • Iditarod 2019, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Unalakleet

    Nicolas Petit hugs one of his dogs before they leave Unalakleet during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 10, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

  • Iditarod, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Nome, Jessie Royer

    Jessie Royer passes icebergs in open water on Norton Sound as she approaches Nome. Musher Jessie Royer of Fairbanks arrived in Nome and took third place in the Iditaord Trail Sled Dog Race on March 13, 2019.

  • Iditarod, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Nome, Peter Kaiser

    Peter Kaiser of Bethel reaches Nome to win the 2019 Iditarod Sled Dog Race on March 13, 2019. (Marc Lester / ADN)

  • Iditarod, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Nome, Jessie Royer

    Jessie Royer hugs one of her leaders.Musher Jessie Royer of Fairbanks arrived in Nome and took third place in the Iditaord Trail Sled Dog Race on March 13, 2019.

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