Tag Archives: Iditarod 2011

Wheel Dogs

March 20, 2011

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Wheel dogs are those nearest the sled, and a good wheeler must have a relatively calm temperament so as not to be startled by the sled moving just behind it. Strength, steadiness, and ability to help guide the sled around tight curves are qualities valued in dogs. Think of wheel dogs as the offensive linemen […]

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Swing and Team Dogs

March 19, 2011

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Swing Dogs in a dog sledding team help the leaders set the pace and aid in turning the team. If only the leaders wanted to turn in the direction of the musher’s commands, the team may not turn, so the swing dogs back the leaders up in these cases. The job of the Team Dogs […]

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Lead Dog Position

March 18, 2011

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Most people think that every dog team has one dominate “alpha” dog that is the Lead Dog. Jack London writes about this in his books; White Fang and Call of the Wild. History is replete with famous lead dogs such as Leonhard Seppala’s famous Balto, and the lesser known Togo who ran in the now famous serum […]

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Iditarod 2011: Iditarod coverage on Mush! You Huskies

March 16, 2011

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I want to give a public thanks to my co-host, Michele Forto and our Iditarod expert, Jason Barron for all their help during our 11 day coverage of the race on Mush! You Huskies. I think we did a great job giving expert analysis and some great info on the Last Great Race. I also […]

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Iditarod 2011: John Baker wins the 2011 Iditarod

March 15, 2011

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Well it’s official: John Baker of Kotzebue, Alaska is the winner of the 2011 Iditarod Sled Dog Race and it could not have happened to a better guy. Baker is now in select company with a group of individuals that make this sport what it is today. From the likes of Lance Mackey, Susan Butcher, […]

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Iditarod 2011: Day 10 Coverage on Mush! You Huskies

March 14, 2011

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On the latest edition of Mush! You Huskies, we are continuing our coverage of the 2011 Iditarod. Jason Barron is our guest and an Iditarod expert. Barron has finished the Iditarod seven times and has won several mid-distance races in the Lower 48 including the John Beargrease Marathon and the Race to the Sky. Barron is the author […]

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Iditarod 2011: This is not just a boys club–Jonrowe and others are a force on the trail

March 14, 2011

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Every one has a favorite Iditarod musher. Some love the colorful–like the kilt wearing, bag pipe playing Wattie McDonald. Some root for the 4-time reigning champion and his comeback story, Lance Mackey. Others root for the guy that loves talking to kids and sports a Cat in the Hat hat on the trail in Hugh […]

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Iditarod 2011: Day 9 coverage on Mush! You Huskies

March 13, 2011

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On the latest edition of Mush! You Huskies, we are continuing our coverage of the 2011 Iditarod. Jason Barron is our guest and an Iditarod expert. Barron has finished the Iditarod seven times and has won several mid-distance races in the Lower 48 including the John Beargrease Marathon and the Race to the Sky. Barron is the author […]

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Iditarod 2011: Day 8 coverage on Mush! You Huskies

March 13, 2011

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On the latest edition of Mush! You Huskies, we are continuing our coverage of the 2011 Iditarod. Jason Barron is our guest and an Iditarod expert. Barron has finished the Iditarod seven times and has won several mid-distance races in the Lower 48 including the John Beargrease Marathon and the Race to the Sky. Barron […]

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Iditarod 2011: Newton Marshall

March 13, 2011

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The great Isaac Newton realized that everything moves at a maximal velocity which is determined by gravity (meaning that the max velocity any falling object can get, no matter the size or density, is 9.81 m/s^2). Then we have the Iditarod. One of the race’s most liked mushers is Newton Marshall. A man that is […]

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