The longest dog sled race ever


THE LONGEST DOG SLED RACE EVER
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What is the longest dog sled race in the world?

The Iditarod - Anchorage to Nome, Alaska

1,049 is the symbolic distance for the Iditarod meaning a 1,000 mile race in the 49th state. The actual distance varies upon the course taken, but is close to 1,200 miles.

The Iditarod started in 1973 and the start date is the first Saturday in March.

Interesting facts:

  • Robert Sorlie won the race a record 5 times.

  • Martin Buser completed the race in 8 days 22 hours 46 minutes and 02 seconds in 2002 setting the course record.

  • Temperatures reach as low as -60 F.

  • The closet finish was in 1978 when Rick Swenson was nosed out by Dick Mackey. After 2 weeks on the trail Dick Mackey won by a single second.

The longest dog sled race ever

The longest dog sled race ever

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