Iditarod Fact Book: A Complete Guide to the Last Great Race

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The Iditarod Fact Book is jam-packed with fascinating facts and figures about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Updated following the 2006 race, this handy guide includes facts on race champions, volunteers, sleds and gear, checkpoints, mushers' clothing, the expense of running the race, inherent dangers on the trail, entry requirements, food for the dogs and drivers, race history, pronunciations, mandatory layovers, love for the dogs, mountain passes and weather, strategies, vet care, full text of the official rules, and more. Included are 20 b&w photos by official Iditarod photographer Jeff Schultz and many illustrations by official Iditarod artist Jon Van Zyle, a member of the Iditarod Hall of Fame.

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Join the race across Alaska with the Iditarod Fact Book. From mushers and dogs passing under the burled arch in Nome to volunteers working at checkpoints, everybody is a winner in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. All play essential roles in an annual winter drama that got its start as a bold idea more than thirty years ago and today is an international event. You may win a few bets with this book! Is is packed with fascinating facts and figures about the mushers, dogs, race organizers, the training, ther enormous logistical challenge, the volunteers, sleds and gear, checkpoints, distances on the trail, the complete text of the official rules, and a comprehensive list of every finisher since the first race. Sections focus on race champions, checkpoints, mushers' clothing, the expense of running the race, inherent dangers on the trail, entry requirements, food for the dogs and drivers, history of the Iditarod Trail Committee, pronunciations, mandatory layovers, love for the dogs, mountain passes and weather, special prizes, sponsors, strategies, vet care, and much more!

About the Author:

TRICIA BROWN is the author of several books for adults and children, including SLED DOG WISDOM, THE WORLD-FAMOUS ALASKA HIGHWAY, ITCHY LITTLE MUSK OX, and GROUCHO’S EYEBROWS.

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