Iditarod 2012 Update: Day Two

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Iditarod 2012 Update: Day Two
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After pulling out of Willow during yesterday's official start, all 66 teams are well on their way to Nome today, with veteran musher Ray Redington, Jr. currently leading the pack. As of 8a.m. Alaskan Time this morning, Ray and his team had already left the Finger Lake checkpoint and were making their way toward Rainy Pass, the fourth checkpoint along the Iditarod trail.

Ray has already covered 112 miles since yesterday afternoon's official restart from Willow, with a race pace of 6.25MPH. Other veteran mushers, including four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey, are gaining ground and trailing Redington by only a few minutes as the top seven teams head into Rainy Pass.

John Baker, last year's Iditarod champion who notoriously sets a slow and steady pace, is currently running in tenth place with a speed of 5.98MPH. Baker left the Finger Lake checkpoint by 6a.m. in an attempt to overtake musher Nicolas Petit, whose 16 dog team has an hour on the reigning Iditarod champ.

Stay tuned for more updates from I Has a Hot Dog's daily coverage of the 2012 Iditarod!

Iditarod 2012 is Almost Here!

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Iditarod 2012 is Almost Here!
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Good news, everyone! I Has a Hotdog will be covering this year's Iditarod dog sled race starting at 12pm PST Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.

Be sure to check in often for live coverage of racing news, Iditarod and sled dog info, as well as plenty of captionable images to edit and share with your friends!

Celebrate "The Last Great Race" with us right here at I Has a Hot Dog, and join us as we follow these amazing dogs during this incredible journey!

Hooray for Iditarod 2012!

VIDEO: Good Boy, Dozer!

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Dozer decided to go for a run with a bunch of folks running for cancer research and he ended up making all sorts of money for the cause! Way to go, Dozer!

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