Blair Braverman, the second Jewish woman to complete the Iditarod
, joined us at our Chicago live show with her dog, Flame, to tell us about how a Jewish girl from California becomes a dog-sledding phenom.
: The Great Race to Nome" is the definitive story of the Iditarod
, the Alaskan dogsled race that has been run for over a century--told in a series of brisk inviting stories by Bill Sherwont and fully illustrated with color photographs by Jeff Schultz that includes updated information through the 2018 race.
, or as Zirkle refers to it, the 'Super Bowl of dogsled racing,' kicks off every year on the first Saturday of March.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Far from competitors tackling the frozen wilderness in Alaska's Iditarod
Trail Sled Dog Race, a dozen people are holed up inside an Anchorage hotel behind banks of computers, tracking the punishing route and connecting with global fans seeking a real-time link to the off-the-grid sport.
Alaska is home to the Iditarod
: the Last Great Race.
It was his love of dogs that prompted him to become an Iditarod
handler, helping out mushers at their kennels.
Dogs will continue to die as long as they're forced to race through the ice and snow at gruelling speeds along the 1,000 -mile Iditarod
and Yukon Quest trails, and PETA is calling for an end to these long-distance death traps before they claim any more victims," the non-profit said in a statement on Twitter.
Jeff's new dream is to complete the Alaskan Iditarod
. Now his teammates are sled dogs.
At Denali, we met Iditarod
sled race veteran Jeff King, a local legend and winner of the gruelling event dubbed "the last great race on Earth".
This event, which has been going on since 1973, is called the Iditarod
I'd like to shout out to all the girls who have and are competing in the Iditarod
! The dog-sled race Iditarod
covers 1,000 miles in Alaska from Anchorage to Nome.