Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dogs & Everything

Iditarod XXXVIII starts today.

Or tomorrow, depending on how you define it.

The race had a ceremonial start in Anchorage today. Mushers and "Iditariders" went about 10 miles through downtown Anchorage and out into the woods on ski and bike trails.

About 15,000 people came out to watch the mushers live and tens of thousands more watched it live on Alaskan TV.

No one kept track of times today because it didn't really count.

The real race begins tomorrow in Willow (about 70 miles away) and the winner will likely arrive in Nome 9 or 10 days later.

Which reminds me of this.

1 comment:

Peter said...

That looks like a heap o' fun.