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Nov 20, 2012
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Training a Dog (and a human) for a 1,100 mile race
The Iditarod, it's Alaska's iconic 1,100 mile sled dog race which starts in Anchorage and ends in Nome. And competitors in this long, arduous journey don't get ready overnight. Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out what it takes to get ready for this race.
The Iditarod Journey
A record 96 mushers and their sled dog teams are embarking on a 1,100-mile journey across the Alaskan wilderness. Kasey-Dee Gardner was there at the starting line.
Technology Tracks Teams on Race Trail
For the first time ever, some Iditarod teams will have tracking devices on their sleds. This is so people at home can follow them along the 1,100 mile race trail -- but it won't give mushers any type of unfair advantage.
Eskimo Dog Remedies
Iditarod musher Louis Nelson uses an ancient Eskimo remedy on a dog with a touch of frostbite.
A Tough Journey for Dogs
Some say Iditarod dogs are born to run, others claim the race is dog abuse. Kasey Dee Gardner tries to get to the bottom of the controversy.
The Skinny On Skijoring
Everyone's heard of dogsledding... but skijoring? Jorge Ribas meets a couple of athletes - human and canine - who compete in this unique winter sport.
The Alaskan Iditarod
The Iditarod is the super bowl of Alaska and the contestants depend on Era Alaska's flying services to transport dogs, food, and much more.
Award Winning Sled
Pilot Doug Doherty is in a race against time to deliver Lance Mackey's sled to a checkpoint in the Iditarod race.
Let the Race Begin
The lady Twetos head to Anchorage to watch the start of the Iditarod race.
Iditarod Veterinary Technician
During the Iditarod, sled dogs need checkups, medicine, and massages. Kasey Dee-Gardner caught up with the woman who's job it is to care for the canine athletes.
Iditarod Musher
Cold sleds, freezing temps and warm dog breath... an Iditarod musher's dream. Kasey-Dee Gardner jumps on a sled to find out what the big deal is.
Iditarod Dogs Face Tough Journey on Trail
When it comes to a dogs' safety during the Iditarod -- some say it's a natural sport for the Huskies, others say it's dog abuse. Kasey-Dee Gardner talks to both sides.
Technology Tracks Teams on Race Trail
For the first time ever, some Iditarod teams will have tracking devices on their sleds. This is so people at home can follow them along the 1,100 mile race trail -- but it won't give mushers any type of unfair advantage.
Checkpoints andTrailblazers
A lot of folks contribute to the preparation of the Iditarod trail and its checkpoints. Volunteers man the checkpoints and trailblazers, well, trailblaze.
Siberian Husky Classics
While not as fast as Alaskan Huskies, purebred Siberian Huskies are an Iditarod classic. Musher Karen Ramstead and her team of Siberians is a crowd favorite.
Eskimo Dog Remedies
Iditarod musher Louis Nelson uses an ancient Eskimo remedy on a dog with a touch of frostbite.
Leaving Takotna
After a brief recovery at the Takotna checkpoint, Lance Mackey and Jeff King prepare their dogs for the Yukon Leg of the race.
Lance Mackey Talks Success
Lance discusses his success and why he has what it takes to continue to dominate the Iditarod. See more video at Iditarod.com.
Trail Conditions
Iditarod Insider Bruce Lee shows how conditions on the trail can have a huge impact on the leader. See more video at Iditarod.com
The Home Stretch
Iditarod Insider Bruce Lee reports from Unkaleet, where mushers pick up lighter sleds and get ready for the sprint to the finish. See more video at Iditarod.com
Raw
Get a rare glimpse of a team moving through the narrow and inaccessible Finger Lake Steps. Spectacular. See more video at Iditarod.com
Yukon State of Mind
Insider Bruce Lee gives a breakdown of the trail to come from the Yukon River. See more video at Iditarod.com
Doggy Sweaters
Musher Melissa Owens explains her dogs' utilitarian fashion statement. See more video at Iditarod.com
Volunteer Vets on the Trail
A team of 43 vets are waiting to treat sick and injured dogs across the Iditarod's 25 checkpoints. See more video at Iditarod.com
Finger Lake Checkpoint
Bruce Lee is at the Finger Lake Checkpoint, where he describes the transition the mushers face as they approach the Alaska Range. See more video at Iditarod.com
Sneak Peek
Get a taste of the action in "Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod," coming to Discovery Channel in Oct. 2008.
Traditional Sled Design
Iditarod Insider Bruce Lee explains the design of a traditional sled. See more video at Iditarod.com.
Filming from the Air
Iditarod Insider Bruce Lee explains how the cameras follow the teams. See more video at Iditarod.com.
The Punishing Steps
The Steps are a series of three nearly vertical drops between Finger Lake and Puntilla Lake. See more video at Iditarod.com.
Musher Strategy at Nikolai
Bruce Lee explains how mushers strategize at checkpoints from Nikolai in the Alaska Range. See more video at Iditarod.com
Science of Poop
Erica McKenzie is following behind the dogs, literally. She's collecting poop for science! See more video at Iditarod.com
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