By: Jailyn Perkins
Stretches longer than 1,150 miles, the race can take longer than 17 days. The Iditarod is the hardest and the longest sled dog race. The mushers go from Anchorage to Nome Alaska. The race originated from 1967. It is a team of at least 12 to 16 dogs.
Sleds, sled dogs, and Mushers
Sled dogs are hooked to harness to keep them in line. The musher will stand on the sled and steer. critics clam that at least 114 dogs died in the first few years of the Iditarod. The mushers have to have rest stops to feed, sleep and prepare for the ride. Sled dogs have to have mandatory check ups