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.
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.
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