Gold, old and cold were the keywords Wednesday in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Gold, because that's what four-time champion Lance Mackey collected when he beat everyone to the race's halfway point. Mackey was awarded $3,000 in gold upon his 8:36 p.m. arrival in Iditarod, the ghost town that marks the halfway point on the southern route of the race.
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A few days ago, a light plane with three Iditarod volunteers crashed, killing all aboard. Now there's another crash to report.