By: Robert Bonafillia, Logan Beaty period: 1/5 date: 3/11/15
- last year 17 year old Jessica Klejka won
- Liz Baliey started at 7 and raced when she was in her teenage years
- Liz gave up presents at Christmas time for gear for racing three times
- mushers are 14-17
Crane, Cody. "Cool Runnings." Science World (Vol. 65, No. 10). 23 Feb. 2009: 8+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 11 Mar. 2015
- 160 mile race
- At half way point intot he race teams stop for 10 hour rest
- Required one 24 hour break plus two 8 hour break
- Race goes from Anchorage to Nome
"A Sled Dog Life." Iditarod. Scholastic Inc., 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.
- Alaska from Anchorage to Nome
- On the Denali highway
- start at noon on Sunday March 1st
- mush to Alpine Creek lodge and take break
- morning teams will be ready in parking area
Morrison, Tobin. "Dog Race in Alaska." Boys' Life. Dec. 1993: 43+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
Why We Race
- canines buurn 12,000 calories from racing
- supposed to teach young leaders how to travel far distances with dogs
- winning takes time, perservearence, and perfect weekend where the dogs and stars line up beautifully
"Race Across Alaska." Weekly Reader-3 (Vol. 74, No. 19). Feb. 25 2005: 2+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
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- dogs eat bowls of high fat kibble, pieces of beef, salmon, and chicken fat supplements.
- Food is main thing that limits how far the dogs can pull the sled
- mushers dont get much sleep
- only the racing time is two days long
- on weekends
- longer than two days with the breaks and rests