Monday, March 05, 2007

Iditarod underway

March 3, 2007. Anchorage, Alaska. Christina Knapp and her father Gunnar sound horns and trumpets as musher Bruce Milne goes
by their unofficial “Muffin Checkpoint” at mile 4 of the trail on the ceremonial start day of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The Knapps sound the horns for each musher, and give them a muffin as they pass by. Photo © 2007 by Jeff Schultz.

And our guy Lance Mackey is currently in the lead, the first one into Rohn. Best website for coverage is Cabela's site. Experienced musher Doug Swingley has surprisingly scratched due to an accident on the trail that broke some ribs. Last year's winner Jeff King is in 16th. Anything can happen though, and usually does, from here on out.

They are taking the southern route this year.

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