Last Great Race on Earth
Created by: Danielle Coombs and Jake Martin
- World's most famous, longest sled dog race
- Starts first Saturday of March
- Starts Anchorage, Alaska
- Ends Nome, Alaska
- Crosses Alaska; Kuskokwim mountain ranges
- Northern route- even years
- Southern route- odd years
- About 1,100 miles long
- Takes about ten- seventeen days
- Least twelve dogs, no more than sixteen per sled, five must finish
- Follows Iditarod trail
- Since 1973
- About 150 miles long
- Started 1978
- Two days
- $5,000 college scholarship
- Ages fourteen- seventeen
- Teenagers compete
- Honors journey- 1925- help save children with diphtheria
- Nome without medicine, nearest store- Anchorage
- First Iditarod, winner took twenty-two days
- People used, get around by dog sled, carrying mail, people, supplies
- Outbreak of diphtheria
- Thirty-five people started first race, only twenty-two finished
- Successfully transported medicine
- Temperature can get -40 degrees Fahrenheit
- Sled dogs tend not have health problems
- Dog's ability- compete- depends rest, diet, sleep etc.
- Dogs could run marathons every day
- Enormous endurance- musher and sled dogs
- Very particular- dogs appearance and health
- Have a better understanding- Iditarod race
- Understand references Paulsen makes
- Know rules of race
- Understand severity of race- how difficult
- Know reasoning- training dogs hard
- Understand- Paulsen's experience- better knowledge
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Nightingale, Dave. "Iditarod." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 24 Feb. 2016.
"Race Across Alaska." Weekly Reader-3 (Vol. 74, No. 19). Feb. 25 2005: 2+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 24 Feb. 2016.
"A Sled Dog Life." Iditarod. Scholastic Inc., 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.