By Caitlin C.
Grade 3, Wisconsin

Have you ever wondered what it would be like in in the freezing cold for some days? Then you should ask some of the people in the Iditarod. Some of them have been doing this for years and others have never done this before so they are rookies. The Iditarod is a race that is commemerated to a medical rescue/mission undertaken by a dog sled team in 1925 during the diptheria epidemic. When they start their race in Anchorage it can be very frustrating because you have to wait for your number to be called before you can start your race to Nome Alaska. They have two manditory checkpoints one of them is an eight hour stop and the other is a twenty-four hour stop. Today it only takes the winner 9-11 days to complete the iditarod compare that to the first iditarod that took about 20 days for the winner to complete. I hope that you can see the iditarod sometime it is probably a sight to see.

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