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March 11, 2014

2014 Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race

Dallas Seavey won the Iditarod Trail Dog Race in a dramatic finish today, rallying from third place. A storm knocked out the front-runner and Seavey finished in a record-breaking pace. The race was riddled with harsh conditions due to lack of snow leading to many injuries. Dogs and mushers brave about 1000 miles of challenging Alaskan terrain and we are lucky that a few photographers have given us a glimpse of this amazing long trek. --Leanne Burden Seidel (42 photos total)

Dogs on Mike Santos' team leave the chute during the ceremonial start to the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, March 1. (Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters)

A sled dog reacts as the team approaches the entry chute of the ceremonial start to the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, March 1.(Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters) #

Musher Mike Santos waves to the crowd as he leaves the chute of the ceremonial start to the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, March 1. (Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters) #

Musher Jason Mackey embraces one of his sled dogs before the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. (Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters) #

Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers, Alaska, greets fans at the top of Cordova Street Hill during the ceremonial start for the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 1. (Erik Hill/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Sled dogs await lineup for the entry chute of the ceremonial start to the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. (Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters) #

Dogs bark as teams line up near the entry chute of the ceremonial start to the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. (Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters) #

Young fans peek down the chute at the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 2, in Willow, Alaska. (Marc Lester/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Musher Yvonne Dabakk greets fans at the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake, March 2. The race will take mushers nearly a thousand miles to the finish line in Nome, on Alaska's western coast. (Marc Lester/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Sue Ellis, wife of musher Mike Ellis, hugs Frankie before the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began on March 2, in Willow, Alaska. (Marc Lester/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Jem, a dog in Justin Savidis' team pokes his head out of the dog truck before the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake, Alaska on March 2. (Marc Lester/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Nathan Schroeder drives his dog team down the trail just after the start of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race out of Willow, Alaska on March 2. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Sled dogs await lineup for the official restart to the Iditarod in Willow, Alaska, March 2. The nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-km) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race commemorates a 1925 rescue mission that carried diphtheria serum by sled-dog relay to the coastal community of Nome, which remains the final destination in this 42nd edition of the event. (Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters) #

Norwegian Ralph Johannessen's team races down a neighborhood street during the official restart of the Iditarod in Willow, Alaska, March 2. There are 5 Norwegian teams competing in this year's Iditarod and Johannessen, a fierce competitor back home, is considered to be among the top contenders. (Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters) #

Justin Savidis dogs await lineup in the musher lot before the official restart of the Iditarod, March 2. (Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters) #

Mitch Seavey feeds his team at the Finger Lake checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 3, near Wasilla, Alaska. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

John Baker comes into the Finger Lake checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 3, near Wasilla, Alaska. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Ralph Johannessen, of Dagali, Norway, rolls his sled as he comes down the steps onto the Happy River between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints heading to Puntilla Lake, Alaska, during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 3. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Rick Casillo comes over the last drop as he comes down the steps onto the Happy River between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints heading to Puntilla Lake, Alaska. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Ray Redington Jr. rests at the Rainy Pass checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race near Puntilla Lake, Alaska on March 3. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Aaron Burmeisterís sled dogs rest at the Nikolai checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 4. Burmeister injured his knee about 18 miles past the Rohn checkpoint on the snowless Farewell Burn. His knee popped out and he had to tape it up so it would stay in place. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Musher Hans Gatt has dried blood around his eyes after coming off the Farewell Burn and into the Nikolai, Alaska, checkpoint on March 4. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Anna Berington changes her socks as she sits in the Iditarod trail in the middle of the Farewell Burn on March 4. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

A musher and two dogs walk the trail in the middle of the Farewell Burn onMarch 4. The rest of his team waited along the trail less then a mile ahead of him. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Nathan Schroeder, from Chisholm, Minn., rubs ointment into one of Loopís legs at the Takotna, Alaska, checkpoint on March 5. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Ralph Johannessen gets his finger taped up at the Rainy Pass checkpoint near Puntilla Lake, Alaska. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Mats Pettersson, from Sweden, puts coats on his dog team at the Takotna, Alaska, checkpoint on March 5. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Iditarod pilot Wes Erb loads dropped dogs into his Cessna 180 at the Cripple checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 6. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

The dogs of Iditarod musher Allen Moore, from Two Rivers, Alaska, howl as they prepare to leave the Takotna checkpoint, March 6. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

An Iditarod musher travels through the spruce forest between the checkpoints of Cripple and Ruby on March 6. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Musher Karin Hendrickson cuddles with one of her sled dogs at the Takotna checkpoint on March 6. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Ray Redington Jr., from Wasilla, Ak., feeds his dogs next to the Ruby Bible Church at the Ruby checkpoint on March 7. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Ramey Smyth, from Willow, Ak., arrives at the Ruby checkpoint on March 7. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Iditarod musher Michelle Phillips, from Tagish, YT, Canada, arrives at the Unalakleet checkpoint at sunrise on March 9. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, Alaska, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint in Unalakleet, Alaska on March 9. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

An Iditarod musher crosses the frozen tundra between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints on March 9, in Koyuk, Alaska. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

An Iditarod musher crosses a frozen pond between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints on March 9. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, Alaska, works with her dog team at the White Mountain checkpoint on March 10. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, Alaska, arrives second behind Jeff King into the White Mountain checkpoint on March 10. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, Alaska, leaves in 2nd place from the White Mountain checkpoint on March 10. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Dallas Seavey holds one of his dogs after winning the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska on March 11. Seavey finished the race in eight days, 13 hours, 4 minutes and 19 seconds, easily breaking the previous record set in 2011. (Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #

Aliy Zirkle, right, gets a hug from Krista Seidelmann, of Nome, after finishing in second place behind race winner Dallas Seavey on March 11. Zirkle was 2 minutes 22 seconds behind Seavey.(Bob Hallinen/The Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press) #
 
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