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What It Takes to Compete in Alaska’s Iditarod–Jamaican Musher Dances to Keep Warm

By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph by Bob Hallinen, Landov, see more adventurers in our Ultimate Adventurers gallery. The long, cold winter is winding down for most of us, but in Alaska, they are gearing up for one last hurrah. That’s right, the 86th Iditarod kicks off March 6. The dogsledding race goes from Anchorage to Nome,…

The ADVENTURE Top 10: Toughest Races

Text by Andrea Minarcek After ten days of racing across 1,150 miles of frozen rivers, tundra, and jagged mountains, musher Lance Mackey crossed the finish line last Wednesday to claim first place in this year’s Iditarod. Reading the race reports (-40-degree headwinds! Snow-blown trails!), we were reminded of an eternal, universal truth: People will go…

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Iditarod Mushers, Start Your Engines

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo Bugs is a five-year-old Alaskan and loves to run in the snow. Ditto for Lady, a four-year-old girl from Norway. In fact, you could probably say the same for all the dogs that are going to be lining up on the starting line of the Iditarod this Saturday.  The 1,150-mile dogsled race,…

Wasilla, Alaska: Where the gravel is even more famous than the ex-mayor

Text by Andrew Burmon; Photograph courtesy of djcnOte John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as a vice-presidential running mate produced two questions from the press: Who is this person and where is she from? Over the course of the last two weeks, Ms. Palin, the media, and the Obama campaign have all sought to answer…