Iditarod 2012 Update: Day Nine

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Iditarod 2012 Update: Day Nine
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With less than 120 miles to Nome and roughly 20 minutes separating first and second place sled dog teams, the battle for this year's Iditarod championship is coming right down to the wire.

Earlier this morning, Dallas Seavey blasted through Koyuk and pushed his team forward to Elim, the 18th checkpoint along the trail, situated along the coast of the Bering Sea and only 95 miles from Nome. Meanwhile, Aily Zirkle is nipping at Seavey's heels. Although Zirkle is trailing by 20 minutes, she is running a team of 12 dogs while Seavey is down to just 11, allowing her to gain ground and time on the leader with each passing mile.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for what is sure to be the final day of the 2012 Iditarod race! My money is on Zirkle to bring it all in, but I'll never count a Seavey out, so at this point it is anyone's guess! Who knows, maybe even last year's winner John Baker will pull some tricks out of his sleeve and jump from fourth to first down the home stretch!

Stick around for more updates right here, at I Has a Hot Dog!

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!