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A support plane in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race flipped during takeoff, with no injuries to its pilot and passenger, officials said.
The father and son Iditarod sled dog race duo of Martin and Rohn Buser pulled into Ophir, Alaska, Wednesday as other mushers took mandatory layovers in Takotna.
Iditarod leader Aliy Zirkle was the first musher to hit the trail out of Nikolai, Alaska, Tuesday afternoon, the third day of the 975-mile epic.
The 2012 Iditarod began Sunday, pitting 66 mushers against one another in the grueling 975-mile race from Willow to Nome, Alaska.
Lance Mackey won his record fourth straight Iditarod sled dog race Tuesday, making the trek from Anchorage to Nome in just under nine days.
Larry, the dog who led Lance Mackey's team to three championship's in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, is going into retirement.
Lance Mackey won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska race for the third straight time Wednesday, paced by his lead dog Larry.
Lance Mackey appeared to be headed for a third Iditarod win Tuesday as the leaders in the Alaska sled dog race inched towards Nome in difficult weather.
Lance Mackey overcame the odds to steal rival Jeff King's fifth victory and win his second consecutive Iditarod dog sled race Wednesday in Alaska.
United Press International