The world's most famous sled dog race, the Iditarod, has started in Alaska. Mushers are setting out on a nearly 1,000-mile trek through the wilderness for nine to 15 days. During the race, temperatures can reach -70 C with windchill.
A group of dogs has tested positive for the painkiller Tramadol after the gruelling Iditarod race in Alaska. The unnamed drug cheat has been given the all-clear to race again next year.
The musher's record-breaking victory has solidified his family's legacy in the painstaking race across the US state of Alaska. He has become the race's quickest and oldest champion at the age of 57.
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