Iditarod crowns champ

53-year-old musher Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion when he drove his dog team under the burled arch in Nome on March 12, 2013.

Mitch Seavey drives his dog team towards Nome, Alaska, after leaving the White Mountain checkpoint, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey drives his dog team towards Nome, Alaska, after leaving the White Mountain checkpoint, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey drives his dog team towards Nome, Alaska, after leaving the White Mountain checkpoint, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion when he drove his dog team under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013. Leaders Tanner, left, and Taurus are photographed with Mitch Seavey after wining the dog race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion when he drove his dog team under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013. Leaders Tanner, left, and Taurus are photographed with Mitch Seavey after wining the dog race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion when he drove his dog team under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013. Leaders Tanner, left, and Taurus are photographed with Mitch Seavey after wining the dog race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey holds one of his lead dogs, Taurus, as he poses for photographers at the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Seavy became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey holds one of his lead dogs, Taurus, as he poses for photographers at the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Seavy became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey holds one of his lead dogs, Taurus, as he poses for photographers at the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Seavy became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion when he drove his dog team under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013. He sits with his two lead dogs, Tanner, left and Taurus, right. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion when he drove his dog team under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013. He sits with his two lead dogs, Tanner, left and Taurus, right. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion when he drove his dog team under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013. He sits with his two lead dogs, Tanner, left and Taurus, right. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Aliy Zirkle finished second in the Iditarod for the second consecutive year when her dog team crossed under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Aliy Zirkle finished second in the Iditarod for the second consecutive year when her dog team crossed under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Aliy Zirkle finished second in the Iditarod for the second consecutive year when her dog team crossed under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey leaves White Mountain in Alaska, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey leaves White Mountain in Alaska, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mitch Seavey leaves White Mountain in Alaska, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Aily Zirkle drives her dog team towards Elim after leaving the checkpoint at Koyuk in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 11, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Aily Zirkle drives her dog team towards Elim after leaving the checkpoint at Koyuk in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 11, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Aily Zirkle drives her dog team towards Elim after leaving the checkpoint at Koyuk in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 11, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
A sled dog in the team of Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom removes snow and ice on a bootie after arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
A sled dog in the team of Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom removes snow and ice on a bootie after arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
A sled dog in the team of Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom removes snow and ice on a bootie after arriving in Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Musher Mitch Seavey arrives at the Unalakleet, Alaska, checkpoint Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Musher Mitch Seavey arrives at the Unalakleet, Alaska, checkpoint Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Musher Mitch Seavey arrives at the Unalakleet, Alaska, checkpoint Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Musher Ken Anderson drives his team up the Yukon River as he nears the Iditarod checkpoint in Anvik, Alaska on Friday, March 8, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Musher Ken Anderson drives his team up the Yukon River as he nears the Iditarod checkpoint in Anvik, Alaska on Friday, March 8, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Musher Ken Anderson drives his team up the Yukon River as he nears the Iditarod checkpoint in Anvik, Alaska on Friday, March 8, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Ray Redington, Jr., gives his dogs straw to bed down in Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Ray Redington, Jr., gives his dogs straw to bed down in Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Ray Redington, Jr., gives his dogs straw to bed down in Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Musher Aaron Burmeister walks one of his sled dogs prior to leaving Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Musher Aaron Burmeister walks one of his sled dogs prior to leaving Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Musher Aaron Burmeister walks one of his sled dogs prior to leaving Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Mitch Seavey was the first musher to leave the checkpoint at Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Mitch Seavey was the first musher to leave the checkpoint at Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Mitch Seavey was the first musher to leave the checkpoint at Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
A large dog in the team of Jeff King rests in Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
A large dog in the team of Jeff King rests in Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
A large dog in the team of Jeff King rests in Unalakleet on Sunday, March 10, 2013, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
In this March 5, 2013 photo, four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser leaves the Rohn checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
In this March 5, 2013 photo, four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser leaves the Rohn checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
In this March 5, 2013 photo, four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser leaves the Rohn checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Iditarod sled dogs from Mike Ellis rest at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Iditarod sled dogs from Mike Ellis rest at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Iditarod sled dogs from Mike Ellis rest at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
An Iditarod sled dog sleeps under a blanket at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
An Iditarod sled dog sleeps under a blanket at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
An Iditarod sled dog sleeps under a blanket at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Iditarod Air Force pilot Scott Ivany prepares to take off with a load of dropped dogs in his Cessna 185 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Nikolai Airport in Nikolai, Alaska. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Iditarod Air Force pilot Scott Ivany prepares to take off with a load of dropped dogs in his Cessna 185 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Nikolai Airport in Nikolai, Alaska. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Iditarod Air Force pilot Scott Ivany prepares to take off with a load of dropped dogs in his Cessna 185 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Nikolai Airport in Nikolai, Alaska. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)
Mike Ellis eats breakfast while resting his dog team at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, Mar. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Mike Ellis eats breakfast while resting his dog team at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, Mar. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Mike Ellis eats breakfast while resting his dog team at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, Mar. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Veterinarian Lee Morgan examines a sled dog at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Veterinarian Lee Morgan examines a sled dog at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Veterinarian Lee Morgan examines a sled dog at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Ken Anderson puts booties on a lead dog, named Regret, at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Ken Anderson puts booties on a lead dog, named Regret, at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Ken Anderson puts booties on a lead dog, named Regret, at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Robert Bundtzen drives his team past cabins at Winterlake Lodge at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, Mar. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Robert Bundtzen drives his team past cabins at Winterlake Lodge at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, Mar. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Robert Bundtzen drives his team past cabins at Winterlake Lodge at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, Mar. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Brownie, foreground, a sled dog in Mike Surenant's team, rests at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Brownie, foreground, a sled dog in Mike Surenant's team, rests at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Brownie, foreground, a sled dog in Mike Surenant's team, rests at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Christine Roalofs rests with her dogs at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Christine Roalofs rests with her dogs at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Christine Roalofs rests with her dogs at the Finger Lake checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
A dog waits to run in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Willow, Alaska. 65 teams will be making their way through punishing wilderness toward the finish line in Nome on Alaska's western coast 1,000 miles away. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
A dog waits to run in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Willow, Alaska. 65 teams will be making their way through punishing wilderness toward the finish line in Nome on Alaska's western coast 1,000 miles away. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
A dog waits to run in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Willow, Alaska. 65 teams will be making their way through punishing wilderness toward the finish line in Nome on Alaska's western coast 1,000 miles away. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
Matt Giblin (64) leads Mikhail Telpin (63) of Russia, as they near the Cordova Street hill during the ceremonial start of the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, )
Matt Giblin (64) leads Mikhail Telpin (63) of Russia, as they near the Cordova Street hill during the ceremonial start of the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, )
Matt Giblin (64) leads Mikhail Telpin (63) of Russia, as they near the Cordova Street hill during the ceremonial start of the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, )
The dog team of Mike Ellis round the corner at 4th Avenue and Cordova Street during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
The dog team of Mike Ellis round the corner at 4th Avenue and Cordova Street during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
The dog team of Mike Ellis round the corner at 4th Avenue and Cordova Street during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)
Dogs on the team of Anna Berrington run in the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
Dogs on the team of Anna Berrington run in the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
Dogs on the team of Anna Berrington run in the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The competitive portion of the 1,000-mile race is scheduled to begin Sunday in Willow, Alaska. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)

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