All teams have reached checkpoint one in Willow safely, and will be making their way to checkpoint two at Yentna Station later this afternoon. Today's leg of the race covers 42 miles of gently rolling hills with intermittent clusters of birch woods and spruce swamps.
Live coverage of the official start begins at 2p.m. Alaska Standard Time (3p.m. Pacific) and will be broadcast online for free over at Iditarod.com!
In the mean time, I Has a Hot Dog has plenty of cyoot Iditarod pictures for you to caption over at our captioned image builder, so be sure to check it out!
See you on the trail!
Tyme 2 pick da nu Goggie ob teh Week! Lern moar bout dese breedz by reedin undr teh poll! Who do u want 2 b Goggie ob teh Week? Fun fakts about teh Japanese Akita: "The Akita is a large spitz breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan."
Fun fakts about teh Samoyed: "The Samoyed dog takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with the herding, and to pull sleds when they moved."
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