Iditarod Trial Sled Dog Race 2009

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    March 18: Lance Mackey sits with his lead dogs Larry, right, and Maple after crossing the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, to win his third Iditarod in a row.

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    March 18: Iditarod champion Lance Mackey talks to father Dick Mackey, who won the Iditarod in 1978, on a cell phone after crossing the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, to win his third Iditarod in a row.

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    March 18: Iditarod champion Lance Mackey holds a sign for a fan from Sidney, Nebraska after crossing the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, to win his third Iditarod in a row.

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    March 18: Iditarod champion Lance Mackey waives to the crowd after crossing the finish line to win his third consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska.

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    March 18: Lance Mackey drives his team up the finish chute of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, to win his third Iditarod in a row.

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    March 7: Defending Iditarod trail Sled Dog Race champion Lance Mackey, from Fairbanks, Alaska waves as he drives his team down Fourth Avenue with Joyce Griffith of San Diego, during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Sixty-seven mushers are racing to Nome in the 1,100 mile sled dog race.

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    March 17: Defending Iditarod champion and current leader Lance Mackey drives his team across the frozen Golovin Sound as he makes his way to the White Mountain, Alaska checkpoint on the Iditarod Trial sled Dog Race.

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    March 17: Defending Iditarod champion and current leader Lance Mackey greets villagers as he drives his dog team through the Golovin, Alaska, checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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    March 16: Canadian musher Sebastian Schnuelle cooks dog food for his team as they rest at the Koyuk, Alaska checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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    March 16: Canadian musher Sebastian Schnuelle feeds his lead dog Finn as they rest at the Koyuk, Alaska checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Schnuelle credits Finn for getting him and team through the bad weather across Norton Bay from Shaktoolik to Koyuk.

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    March 16: Canadian musher Sebastian Schnuelle's lead dog Finn, left, rests with the team at the Koyuk, Alaska checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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    March 13: Canadian musher Sebastian Schnuelle followed closely by Aaron Burmeister drives his team off of the Yukon River and into the Anvik, Alaska checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race trail.

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    March 16: Canadian musher Sebastian Schnuelle drives his team across Norton Bay near the Shaktoolik, Alaska checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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    March 7: Canadan musher Sebastian Schnuelle, the 2009 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race Champion, drives his team down Fourth Avenue with Gisela Houseman, of Orange TX. in the sled during ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska.

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    March 7: Four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King, of Denali Park, Alaska, skis behind his dog team pulling a sled with Cathy Feneis, of Alpine, Calif., during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska.

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    March 7: Norwegian musher Bjornar Anderson drives his team down Fourth Avenue with Nancy Livingston, of Brawley Ca. in the sled during ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska.

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    March 7: Rachael Scdoris, from Bend, Ore., drives her team down Fourth Avenue with Yvonne Ooten, of Tallahassee, Fla., in the sled during the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage, Alaska.

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    March 7: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher Hugh Neff's lead dogs jump in their harness as they get ready for the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage, Alaska.

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    March 7: Kazen, one of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher Warren Palfrey's sled dogs, rest in its pen before the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage, Alaska.

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    March 7: Timothy Hunt, from Marquette, MI, with an unknown rider in his sled, slaps hands as he drives his team along the trail of the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska.

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