Iditarod: 5 things to know about Alaska race's furry, 4-legged athletes

  • by: RACHEL D'ORO , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 5, 2014 - 1:40 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One human wins the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year, but it's the smaller, furry athletes that do the heroes' share of the work crossing nearly 1,000 miles of merciless terrain to reach the finish line on Alaska's wind-battered coast.

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