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History of the Iditarod 3/12/15 Pd. 2/7

What is it?

The Iditarod is the world's most famous dog sled race. The Iditarod takes place in Alaska. It started in 1925 as a tradition but then was used to deliver medicine to the children in Nome, Alaska who were sick because of a disease called diptheria. The Iditarod is sometimes referred to as "The last great race on earth" because it is one of the longest races on earth, and is also a very important piece of Alaskan history.

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