Iditarod 2014

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2014/03/02 13:17:57 (permalink)

Iditarod 2014

Yesterday was the Ceremonial Start to Iditarod 2014 in downtown Anchorage.  I saw eight of them......it's like Alaska's version of the Super Bowl........thousands of people on 4th Ave. watching the mushers and their dog teams take off.  There is a lot of barking because those pups just want to get out on the trail and run!!  Today they will leave Willow, AK for the 1,049 mile run to Nome, commemorating the 1925 Serum Run when diphtheria broke out in Nome.  The only serum was in Anchorage so they did a relay of dog sled teams to get it there. 
What does this have to do with Roadfood?  Well, it is a long trip and the mushers and dogs have to eat along the way.  What do they eat?  Alaskan wild salmon!!!
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130310/what-powers-iditarod-dogs-over-1000-unforgiving-miles-wild-alaska-salmon-course
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