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.
A probe is underway into why someone would want to disrupt the Baltic Lights dogsled race on Germany's Usedom island. The 6-kilometer run, featuring some 400 huskies, went ahead despite the apparently cruel act.
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