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After a year that saw him withdraw from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race and a mauling at his kennel, Big Lake musher Jake Berkowitz is calling it quits -- at least for now.Suzanna Caldwell
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race included SPOT trackers with an SOS safety function for the first time this year, and although (or perhaps because) several mushers used the SOS function, reactions to the technology remain mixed.Suzanna Caldwell

A SPOT of contention: Iditarod tracking technology meets with mixed reactions

March 26, 2014 - 6:37pm -- maia
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The use of SPOT trackers equipped with "SOS" and "help" buttons in this year's Iditarod has become a hot topic of discussion among mushers fans and officials since a half-dozen mushers activated the rescue functions on their devices under a variety of circumstances. 

How did an experienced musher ended up in trouble near the end of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska? A former musher who went looking for Neff says it's pretty simple: "He screwed up."Craig Medred

Flying is already a big part of the Iditarod, but there might be no better way to watch the Last Great Race than by paramotor, or powered paraglider. Just make sure to bundle up.

Colleen Mondor
A day after the last musher crossed the finish line, concluding 2014's tumultuous Iditarod, the annual awards banquet held Sunday evening in Nome honored mushers with a variety of awards, from rookie of the year to best sportsman.Laurel Andrews

Iditarod 2014 draws to close with mushers' awards banquet

March 17, 2014 - 12:43pm -- benanderson
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Loren Holmes photo

A day after the last musher crossed the finish line to wrap up this year's Iditarod, the annual awards banquet held Sunday evening in Nome honored racers with a variety of awards, from rookie of the year to best sportsman.

Iditarod lead race veterinarian Stu Nelson weighed in from Nome on Sunday about how the dogs handled this year's race, one that left many mushers, as well as their equipment, banged up.Laurel Andrews
COMMENTARY: The time has come to do the obvious to make the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race safe. Stop with the ultramarathon. Cut the race into pieces and let the mushers get some sleep.Craig Medred

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