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    The Iditarod is an adventure that defies imagination: a 1,131-mile (1,821-kilometer) dog sled race through desolate tundra, dense forest, snow-swept mountains and the frigid Alaskan coast.


    Before the race, veterinarians examine the sled dogs to make sure they stay healthy. If everything's okay all that's left is to wait for race day.


    After their pre-race check-up, the sled dogs wait in their kennels until the big day


    This Iditarod competitor is leaving the starting line for the 1,100-mile journey from Anchorage to Nome.


    Musher Jeff King prepares meals for his sled dogs during the Iditarod Trail Race in Eagle Island, Alaska. Smart racers know to take good care of their sled dogsSled dogs must eat around 10,000 calories per day to generate enough energy for sled racing.


    Sled dogs come from many breeds and are bred for speed, endurance and leadership. Mushers look for easygoing dogs that are mentally tough and up to the challenge of the week-long Iditarod


    Norwegian Segrid Ekran runs her team through a trail in Wasilla, Alaska. The Iditarod takes the racers through desolate tundra, dense forest, snow-swept mountains and the frigid Alaskan coast. But the racers aren't always alone.


    The trail for the Iditarod is based on the route taken in 1925 when serum was distributed during an outbreak of diptheria. The race lasts for over one week, and then finally the winner is crowned.


    After a 1,100-mile race through the Alaskan countryside, this sled dog team celebrates at the finish line in Nome, Alaska.
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