March 9, 2009

Snow slows Iditarod in Alaska

Per the Anchorage Daily News, the annual Iditarod sled dog race, recognized around the world as a premier winter event, was slowed somewhat by fresh snow in its third day today.

The Anchorage Daily News has been posting live standings, pictures and videos from the Iditarod on its Web site. The race is expected to last until March 17 or 18.

Twitterers have been sharing personal accounts.

@OmegaMom (Alaska): Alas, Doc SledDog is not doing so well in the Iditarod. Bummer.

@harlanguthrie (Alaska): leaving the iditarod. walked across a lake twice, jumped in the snow, took pictures of dogs mushing, and possibly going to play drums tonigh

@CarolK4 (Anchorage, Alaska): Finally home. Went to Willow to watch the Iditarod.I love watching the dogs. So much enthusiasm. Took lots of pics.

Some users have posted pictures from the event.

@Sixtyone_North (Alaska): Along side the Iditarod trail outside of Willow, Alaska. T-minus 30 minutes (give or take...).

@SunHusky (Wasilla, Alaska): Sat. Iditarod Start photo of Lance Mackey encountering moose: .

@knittymel (Alaska): pictures from Iditarod uploaded (I have so many more that I didn't upload)

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