The legendary Iditarod sled dog race is going ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic

Anchorage, AK – The Iditarod, Alaska’s legendary long-distance sled dog race, is set to begin Sunday despite the threat of coronavirus.

The route, usually almost 1,000 miles, has been modified to avoid most communities and will be roughly 100 miles shorter than usual. A reduced number of 47 mushers include 13 women and 12 rookies.


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