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Iditarod Races

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Ashley Driggs

on 4 February 2015

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Iditarod Races
Fun Facts!
Thank you!
When it comes to the races, not every year are they the same.
They have two different courses, the Southern Route and the Northern Route.
Occasionally, There is around 970-1000 miles in each full race and within those miles there are 24 checkpoints that each musher must stop at to check in.
Dog Sledding
Wolf Pack
Weather conditions
In the Iditarod race, the driver
of the dog sled or the Musher, uses different tactics and strategies. Some mushers feed their dogs different food and travel in different times of day.
Siberian Huskies are used in the iditarod race.

Wolves hunt in packs
In a pack there 7 to 6 members sometimes more ,it really depends on food and population.
Media was an important aspect to the Iditarod and still is.

News reporters and writers have watched and documented the Iditarod since the first true race in 1973.

Today the race is even televised to people across the country.

Today you can even keep track of the race with social media like Youtube, Facebook, and even Twitter.

Since being in an electronic age, it makes the race open to anyone that would like to learn more about it.
Alpha males and females are the oldest and most experience
They eat elks ,moose and caribou
The iditarod highs and lows are normally the same staying at a high of 7 Degrees and a low of normally 22 degrees these are just the averages but it never gets higher then 10 degrees.
Samantha Esquivel, Jake Goswick, Neil Koranda, Alan Cordova, Angelica Sanchez, and Ashley Driggs
Since 1973, the race has grown every year despite financial ups and downs.

The Iditarod has become so well-known that the best mushers now receive thousands of dollars a year from corporate sponsors.

Dog mushing has recovered to become a north-country mania in the winter, and some people now make comfortable livings from their sled-dog kennels.
Mushing- to pull a sled.
Mood, strength, and speed take a large part in choosing dogs for the sled races.
The Iditarod race is held in March in Alaska.

Web link: http://iditarod.com/
The race normally has a small amount of cloud covrage but normally the only time there is heavy cloud cover is when its ready for snow and normally it snows a lot.
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