08 March 2013

Friday Iditarod Update #2

While race leader Martin Buser enjoys his award-winning breakfast in Anvik, behind him are two groups of dog drivers making strategic moves to try ...
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser was the first musher to reach the Yukon River when he arrived in the Anvik checkpoint at 2:17 a.m. Friday, Mar. 8, 2013.

A fourth musher has scratched from this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, this time because of a lost dog.

After days of heating up meals in boiling water used to make gravy for the dogs and snacking on energy bars or chunks of meat, the first musher to ...
This photo taken Thursday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, shows Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage executive chef Bobby Sidro in the hotel's kitchen. The hotel will fly Sidro to the tiny Western Alaska village of Anvik to prepare a seven-course gourmet meal for the first musher to reach this Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race checkpoint, the first on the Yukon River.

The lucky musher to collect the First to the Yukon award will be served the following meal prepared by Executive Chef Bobby Sidro. The meal would cost $99 at The Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage.

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