Young Racers

racing for better

Credits:

Karli Brent, Michael Segreti,

3-11-15

Period 2-7

language arts

Who...?


  • Juniors are 14-17 years old
  • Wear heavy equipment to keep warm
  • gets tested for taking care for dog packs and keeping dogs healthy
  • 21 competators race.

What...?

  • teen race in 20 degree below 0 weather
  • 12-16 dogs per sled
  • the mushers during their break has to cook and make beds for themselfs and their dogs

Where...?

  • in Alaska
  • Hardest race in Alaska
  • biggest race in Alaska
  • Whole weekend to complete
  • starts at anchorage Alaska and ends at nome Alaska

When...?

  • 10 hour breaks during races
  • 150-160 mile race
  • started febuary 28th and restarted march 9th

Why...?

  • junior mushers get ready/ prepared for the big race when they get older
  • juniors race for money (50$ entry fee)

Additional information...?

  • In 1992 Ramney smith had the fastest time being 10 hours 19 minutes 51 seconds
  • Closest race ever was when the second place finisher finished 2 seconds behind the winner
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MLA sources

"A Sled Dog Life." Iditarod. Scholastic Inc., 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.

"Race Across Alaska." Weekly Reader-3 (Vol. 74, No. 19). Feb. 25 2005: 2+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.

Crane, Cody. "Cool Runnings." Science World (Vol. 65, No. 10). 23 Feb. 2009: 8+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.