A German Shepherd could pull a sled its strong enough to all you would need to do would be to train it and they are very smart
There are 26 checkpoints on each route in the Iditarod. The southern route is taken on odd numbered years(such as this year,2013) and the northern route is taken on even numbered years. I'm not able to give the exact information of where each checkpoint is on both northern and southern routes, but somewhere else on wikianswers(this website).
In 2011 they receive a "purse" which is their prize money, with $528,000. They will also receive a red truck:D
I'm not positive but I think it is Anchorage to Nome.
No one can MAKE a sled dog run and pull a sled. Mushers must build relationships with the dogs. Dogs are born, breed, and trained to run. These dogs have it in their blood line to love to run and pull. The dogs also have a natural 2 layer coat to protect them from the elements. The dogs get the best veterinarian care possible. But no one can MAKE a sled dog pull a sled and race. The dog has to want to do it. (It's like you can't push a string...)
The fewest dogs you can run with is at least 10. At the start of the race you must at least has 12 dogs in order to start the race
Husky or Alaskan Malamutes
Titan, Jupiter's moon, because we all know that Titan is the snow planet. It had to originate there when god was testing out the new animals he built.
There are currently 67 teams running in the 2009 Iditarod. Check the Anchorage Daily News website (www.adn.com) for the full listing of team names and standings.
Well he has to take at least 27, because of the checkpoints, but after that,as many as he wants.
it was in march 3rd 1973 thanks :)
An iditarod is a dogsled race that takes place in Alaska. It is longest dogsled race (over 1100 miles).
The Iditarod is the most famous dog sled race. I don't know if I spelled it right? But you get the idea right? I am a believer that Togo is the real hero
Races are created or established, not invented.
In the case of the Ididarod, it was proposed as a part of the celebration of the centennial of the purchase of Alaska by the United States. Dorothy G. Page, chairman of the Centennial Committee first proposed a race to cove a portion of the Ididarod Trail and the first race was run in 1967.
Joe Reddington, Sr. school teachers, Gleo Huyck and Tom Johnson proposed extending the race to cover the entire 1000+ miles of the Trail. The first true Ididarod race, covering the entire trail, was run in 1973.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, usually just called the Iditarod, is an annual sled dog race in Alaska, where mushers and teams of typically 16 dogs cover 1,161 miles (1,868 km) in eight to fifteen days from Willow (near Anchorage) to Nome. The race begins on the first Saturday in March -- the 2010 race will begin on March 6th. The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams, evolving into the highly competitive race it is today. The current fastest winning time record was set in 2002 by Martin Buser with a time of 8 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes, and 2 seconds.
Teams frequently race through blizzards causing whiteout conditions, sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds which can cause the wind chill to reach âˆ’100 Â°F (âˆ’73.3 Â°C). The trail runs through the U.S. state of Alaska. A ceremonial start occurs in the city of Anchorage and is followed by the official restart in Willow, a city in the south central region of the state. The restart was originally in Wasilla, but due to too little snow, the restart was permanently moved to Willow in 2008. The trail proceeds from Willow up the Rainy Pass of the Alaska Range into the sparsely populated interior, and then along the shore of the Bering Sea, finally reaching Nome in western Alaska. The teams cross a harsh landscape under the canopy of the Northern Lights, through tundra and spruce forests, over hills and mountain passes, and across rivers. While the start in Anchorage is in the middle of a large urban center, most of the route passes through widely separated towns and villages, and small Athabaskan and Inupiat settlements. The Iditarod is regarded as a symbolic link to the early history of the state, and is connected to many traditions commemorating the legacy of dog mushing. The trails alternate each year -- every even year they take the north trail and odd years they take the south trail.
The race is the most popular sporting event in Alaska, and the top mushers and their teams of dogs are local celebrities; this popularity is credited with the resurgence of recreational mushing in the state since the 1970s. While the yearly field of more than fifty mushers and about a thousand dogs is still largely Alaskan, competitors from fourteen countries have completed the event including the Swiss Martin Buser, who became the first international winner in 1992.
The Iditarod received more attention outside of the state after the 1985 victory of Libby Riddles, a long shot who became the first woman to win the race. Susan Butcher became the second woman to win the race, and went on to dominate for half a decade. Print and television journalists and crowds of spectators attend the ceremonial start at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and D Streets in Anchorage, and in smaller numbers at the checkpoints along the trail.
Having run the Iditarod, I can tell you exactly what happens. Every single checkpoint that the race goes through has a team of vets available and ready to evaluate and treat injured dogs. The vets partners with the mushers to go over every team when they enter a checkpoint, evaluating individual dogs and answering any questions the musher may have. Likewise a musher can "drop" a tired or injured dog at any checkpoint, meaning they sign the dog over to the Iditarod vets and volunteers to care for and transport the dog back to Anchorage.
Dogs, especially any injured dogs, are top transport priorities, and bump everything else...including humans. The "Iditarod Air Force" a highly skilled team of the cream of the Alaskan bush pilots, will make priority transports of injured dogs from the checkpoints anywhere along the race back to Anchorage and advanced medical care if needed. Most dogs simply need rest, and are transported back to Anchorage and picked up by the musher's designated local contact person. If more treatment is required, the dogs are taken directly to advanced veterinary clinics to have that performed.
The health and safety of the dogs is the top priority for the mushers as well as the vets and trail volunteers. After all, the musher can't travel without them. I dropped 2 dogs in Ruby, a little over half-way through the race, because of sore shoulders -- it was in their best interest, even though they still wanted to go. By the time they got to Anchorage and my handler picked them up back there, they were bouncing around looking for the party...they're gotten enough rest to heal, which is the one thing I couldn't give them enough of on the trail. And I knew that they would be well taken care of once I dropped them and put them in the hands of the vets, pilots and volunteers.
it cam t be when two people wanted to race dogs and there be a prize for the winner they decided there would be two rounts the northern and the southern the northern is sorter while the southern is longer each year the flip flop back and forth
Gary Paulsen has competed in the iditarod three times.
I believe that he only competed 2 times.
Yea it was twice
Well, I depends on if you count the the last one he raced in. He dropped out of his third one after about 2 or 3 days so if you're talking about how many races he finished it was 2. If you're asking about how many he entered it was 3.
there are not that many, there are Caucasian, Asian and African, these 3 races spread into different directions across the world, hence we have so many people of different "colour" eg; the people in the Mediterranean are almost like an olive shade, Asian are more light beige Caucasian can go from pasty white to brownish, African can go from deepest ebony to light brown, then when people have children they can go either "colour" we all have the same "colour" blood bright red!! that is what makes us all human and brothers and sisters under the skin.