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Healthy Sled Dogs

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View an article about sled dog's ability to endure Iditarod, The Amazing Race (PDF) in a copy of February 27, 2009 Current Science magazine. (Weekly Reader Publication) Summary: The Iditarod Sled D...
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Iditarod 42 Most Certainly One Of The Toughest | Alaska Public Media

Iditarod 42 Most Certainly One Of The Toughest | Alaska Public Media | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
This year’s Iditarod is not only record-breaking, it may have broken some mushers as well. The 42 annual race will not soon be forgotten. It’s being called on of the toughest in the race’s history.
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What exactly made this the toughest of all the Iditarod races? Read on to find out!
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Battered and bruised Iditarod mushers stagger into Nome | Iditarod Sled Dog Race | ADN.com

Battered and bruised Iditarod mushers stagger into Nome | Iditarod Sled Dog Race | ADN.com | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
The brutality of this year's Iditarod showed in Martin Buser's every movement and every word Tuesday. A race-toughened veteran of 31 Iditarods, Buser looked ready to collapse, cry or do both upon reaching Nome in sixth place.
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Equip Yourself for the Iditarod

Equip Yourself for the Iditarod | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
In 2012, Brent Sass won Rookie of the Year at the Iditarod, one of the planet’s most extreme races. The dog musher has run almost a dozen 1,000-mile races and he knows the right gear can mean the difference between life and death. These are the items he deems worthy of going on his sled.
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Akiak's red dogs find success in sled-dog racing | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper

BETHEL - No one is sure when the first dogs showed up in Akiak. But there are some dog mushers who say that all the best sled dogs come from this tiny village 25 miles east of Bethel.
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Mushers build high-tech sleds for Iditarod edge | Iditarod Sled Dog Race | ADN.com

Mushers build high-tech sleds for Iditarod edge | Iditarod Sled Dog Race | ADN.com | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
With this year's trail conditions expected to include more than the usual dose of ice and rugged terrain, some mushers are going to great lengths to ensure their sleds will be able to stand up to the beating they'll take over 1000 miles of racing.
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Surviving Iditarod

Surviving Iditarod | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
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How do mushers handle the harsh conditions? Read to find out. 

 

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5 things to know about Iditarod's furry athletes

5 things to know about Iditarod's furry athletes | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
One human wins the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year, but it's the smaller, furry athletes that do the heroes' share of the work crossing nearly 1,000 miles of
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▶ We Are An Iditarod Checkpoint Oasis | INDIE ALASKA - YouTube

Winterlake Lodge on Finger Lake is an official Iditarod Trail checkpoint, 153 miles down the trail from Anchorage. The Dixon family owns and operates the lod...
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This video will tell you how Finger Lake, one of the official check-points of the Iditarod race,  prepares for the mushers. 

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Iditarod sled dog race increases purse by $50,000

The world's most famous sled dog race is putting some more cold cash into the hands of its top mushers. The winner of next year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will pocket $70,000, which is $19,600 more than what the top musher received last year, Stan Hooley, the race's executive director, said Tuesday.
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Dogs of the Alaska Iditarod 2014 – in pictures

Dogs of the Alaska Iditarod 2014 – in pictures | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
The town of Nome, Alaska, is brimming with excitement on Monday as volunteers work on late-minute preparations at the Iditarod finish line
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More than howling winds, bad trail made this a nightmare Iditarod for Zirkle, other mushers

More than howling winds, bad trail made this a nightmare Iditarod for Zirkle, other mushers | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
The winds were indeed howling along the Bering Sea coast on Monday, but this was not the storm of 1991 that turned back some of the Iditarod's top mushers and forced Martin Buser from Big Lake and Rick Swenson of Two Rivers to walk their dogs to second and first-place finishes.
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The Iditarod

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Today we were scheduled to speak with Jen, a teacher from Maine. She has a very exciting adventure coming up in Alaska, she will be this years teacher on the trail for the Iditarod. She will be...
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Dog adaptations

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HowStuffWorks "Dogs, Mushers and Sleds"

HowStuffWorks "Dogs, Mushers and Sleds" | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
The Iditarod dog sled race covers desolate tundra, dense forest, snow-swept mountains and the frigid Alaskan coast. Learn how the Iditarod works.
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Has a section about awards/prizes.  Also sleds and mushers

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Raising money for Lance along the trail | Iditarod Live Blog | ADN.com

Raising money for Lance along the trail | Iditarod Live Blog | ADN.com | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
Their favorite dog musher is sitting out the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, but MacKenzie and Aubrey Tulloch, ages 7 and 9, are still rooting for four-time champ Lance Mackey.
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What-sled-dogs-can-teach-us-about-working-in-groups | giftedguru.com

What-sled-dogs-can-teach-us-about-working-in-groups | giftedguru.com | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
Let's be honest: working in groups is not typically a strength for gifted learners. So how can we help kids work well in groups? The answer is in a surprising
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HowStuffWorks "Dogs, Mushers and Sleds"

HowStuffWorks "Dogs, Mushers and Sleds" | 6th Grade Iditarod | Scoop.it
The Iditarod dog sled race covers desolate tundra, dense forest, snow-swept mountains and the frigid Alaskan coast. Learn how the Iditarod works.
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Civilization.ca - The Origins of Dogsled Mail in the Yukon in the 1890s

Mail carriers and their dog-teams were crucial to the transportation of the mail in the Yukon during a critical period in the region's modern historical development. The establishment of a mail service, along with the gold rush economy, helped to open the doors of this northern territory to the modern
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This is a great online exhibit that gives the history of dog sleds and mail carriers. Worth a read!

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