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Title: Iditarod


1
Iditarod
  • This is a dog race in Alaska.

Mrs. Barry
2
From Anchorage to Nome
  • 12 to 16 dogs and their mushers run over 1,150
    miles through the frozen hills, rivers, forests
    of Alaska.
  • 10 to 17 days ?????
  • Below zero temperatures and heavy winds

3
Where is Alaska?
  • Lets look at a map of North America
  • Alaska is part of the U.S.A.

4
Lets check out the Iditarod trail.
Look at your map and lets chart the course.
5
This is a picture of the route.
6
Why do they run this race?
  • In 1925, some children were sick and they needed
    some medicine. The only way to get it to Nome was
    by dog sleds. Balto was a hero with his brave
    actions.

7
What is a musher?
  • Mushers take good care of their dogs.
  • They feed them and make sure their dogs stay
    healthy.
  • A musher is a man or a woman.

8
Lets take a look at a dog sled.
  • The dogs are attached to the front. The musher
    will stand at the back and steer the dogs. There
    will be about 12 to 16 dogs that will start the
    Iditarod race. Some will not finish.

9
Who will get the red lantern?
  • The musher who comes in last gets the red lantern.

10
Iditarod 2007
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