Sled dog racing

September 06, 2018 - 6:16 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Organizers of Alaska's 1,000-mile Iditarod say an Anchorage business has become a sponsor of the famed sled dog race. The addition of Anchorage Distillery follows a challenging time for race officials who have faced the loss of major sponsors, financial hardships and the...
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June 30, 2018 - 8:06 pm
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — The head of the drug testing program for the world's most famous sled dog race has resigned months after he was accused of threatening a musher. Officials with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday said Dr. Morrie Craig resigned after more than 25 years leading the...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Eagle River, Alaska musher Tom Schonberger's lead dogs trot along Fourth Avenue during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Animal rights activists are toasting the maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey, saying the company has ended its long-running sponsorship of Alaska's 1,000-mile race. The action follows a tough year for race organizers who have faced financial hardships, a loss of other sponsors and their first-ever dog doping scandal. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, Fie)
June 27, 2018 - 3:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey says it's dropping its long-running sponsorship of Alaska's 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) race. The action by Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman follows a tough year for race organizers who have faced financial hardships, loss of other...
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March 27, 2018 - 2:23 am
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This 2015 photo provided by Rebecca Wilmarth shows her father, Dick Wilmarth, near Georgetown, Alaska. Dick Wilmarth, who was the first-ever winner of the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1973, died March 21, 2018, at the age of 75. (Rebecca Wilmarth via AP)
March 26, 2018 - 11:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dick Wilmarth, a miner who won the first-ever Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and then walked away from the sport, has died. He was 75. Wilmarth died of complications from cancer on Wednesday, his daughter, Rebecca Wilmarth, told The Associated Press. "He was our first...
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March 15, 2018 - 7:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska musher Katherine Keith has had dogs die in the last two Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races, both of suspected problems from pneumonia. The latest dog, a 5-year-old male named Blonde, died early Thursday. A necropsy will be performed. The cause of death last year for Keith...
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Joar Ulsom of Norway poses with his dogs after winning the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)
March 14, 2018 - 2:49 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Joar Ulsom's dreams of making it big in the dog-mushing world started small. When he was a boy growing up in Norway, he watched videos of the world's most famous sled dog race and figured out a way he could replicate the Iditarod: He borrowed his neighbors' two small house...
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March 14, 2018 - 11:25 am
NFL-NEWS It's NFL new year UNDATED (AP) — The NFL's new year begins today, clearing the way for a flurry of free agent signings. Among the moves expected: 39-year-old quarterback Drew Brees will get a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, while Minnesota will lose two of its quarterbacks...
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March 14, 2018 - 11:05 am
NFL-NEWS It's NFL new year UNDATED (AP) — The NFL's new year begins today, clearing the way for a flurry of free agent signings. Among the moves expected: 39-year-old quarterback Drew Brees will get a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, while Minnesota will lose two of its quarterbacks...
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Joar Ulsom of Norway thanks fans after winning the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)
March 14, 2018 - 10:25 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Norwegian musher Joar Ulsom says winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race is "out of this world." The 31-year-old musher was the first to reach the finish line in Nome after traveling nearly a...
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