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Billed as "The Last Great Race", the Iditarod pulls in spectators (and mushers) from around the world to brave the Alaska winter to witness or to participate as racers and volunteers in this massive feat of endurance for mushers and their dogs. Many visitors watch the dog teams take off from the ceremonial start in Anchorage, and then travel to the finish line in Nome to celebrate as teams cross the finish line. The race, run in March, covers 1,049 snowy, backcountry miles from the official start in Willow, 90 miles north of Anchorage, to Nome.

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