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Iditarod Facts

Iditarod Facts






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    • The Iditarod
    • What is the Iditarod?
      • The Iditarod is a race held in Alaska.
      • They started the Iditarod because of the diphtheria epidemic.
      • It is a race when the dogs pull a sled with a musher in the back of the sled.
      • The Iditarod is a race for the diphtheria epidemic.
      • Doug Swingley won the Iditarod.
      • The Iditarod trail is from Anchorage to Nome.
      • Some of the racers in the Iditarod live to race in the Iditarod.
      • Some of the racers get scratched out of the race.
      • That means that you can’t go on with the race any more.
      Facts About The Iditarod
      • If some one is 50feet away from you have to stop for a minute and let them pass you.
      • When you win the Iditarod is not over.
      • If you borrow some supplies you have to return them or else you have to pay $500.00 for each item.
      • You have to have at least 12 dogs.
      • You can not have over 16 dogs.
      The Rules Of The Race
      • Diphtheria is a disease that is incurable unless you have the exact medicine.
      • Now when you are a baby you get certain shots that help your body fight off those diseases.
      • Diphtheria is a disease that covers your wind pipe and stops you from breathing.
      So What Is Diphtheria?
      • Sleds are what the mushers ride in on the trail.
      • The sleds hold all the supplies that the mushers have to have on the trail.
      • The sled that Balto pulled had the medicine that they had to bring back with them.
      • The sleds are very important to the mushers.
      So What Are Sleds?
      • They use all sorts of equipment on the trail.
      • They use:
      • booties for the dogs,
      • sleds to ride in
      • sleeping bags to sleep in
      • food for the dogs to eat
      • and they use a bib so people know who they are
      The Equipment That They Use
    • What are booties?
      • Booties are little boot type shoes for the dogs so they don’t get ice or snow in between the spaces in their paws.
      • Booties are made of cloth.
      • The musher has to have at least 8 booties for every dog pulling the sled.
    • What Is A Musher?
      • A musher is a person who leads the dog sled.
      • The musher tells the dogs what to do.
      • He yells out certain words so the dogs know which way to turn or when to stop.
    • A Picture Of The Dogs And The Musher
    • Alaska
      • Alaska is the state the Iditarod begins.
      • Alaska is the state that the diphtheria epidemic spread.
      • Alaska is a part of the United States.
      • Alaska is not attached to the United States.
      • Alaska is cold.
    • The Iditarod Map
    • The names of mushers
      • Doug Swingley
      • Jeff King
      • Chuck King
      • Linwood Fiedler
      • Jerry Riley
      • Rick Swenson
      • Dee Dee Jonrowe
      • Martin Buser
      • Sonny King
      • Paul Gebhardt
      • Mitch Seavey
      • John Baker
      • Rick Mackey
      • Ramy Brooks
      • Ramy Smyth
      • Hans Gatt
    • The names of mushers 2
      • Vern Halter
      • Tim Osmar
      • Daniel Govoni
      • Aaron Burmeister
      • Jon Little
      • Charlie Boulding
      • Jerome Longo
      • Bill Cotter
      • Jim Lanier
      • Ed Iten
      • John Barren
      • Gwen Holdmenn
      • Jaun Alcina
      • Thomas Tetz
      • Nils Haun
      • Sonny Lidner
    • The names of mushers 3
      • Dave Tresino
      • Buck Church
      • Devan Currier
      • Russel Lane
      • Robert Bundtzen
      • Cindy Gallea
      • Aliy Zurkle
      • Wayne Curtis
      • Lance Mackey
      • Raymie Redington
      • Ray Redington Jr.
      • Bob Chlupach
      • Wally Robinson
      • John Barren
    • The names of mushers 4
      • Palmer Sagoonick
      • Jim Lanier
      • Ron Koczaja
      • Bruce Moroney
      • Roy Monk
      • Morten Fonseca
      • Peryl Kyzer
      • Buck Church
      • Elizabeth Manning
      • Clinton Warnk
      • Karen Ramstead
      • Pedro Curuchet
      • Janson Halsath
      • Stephan Carrick
      • Ryan Redington
      • Art Church
      • Doug Swingley is the winner of the Iditarod.
      • He only had 11 dogs when he crossed the finish line!!!
      • He finished in the time of: 9 days, 55 hours, 50 minutes, and 15 seconds.
      Doug Swingley
      • Andy Moderow is an Iditarod racer.
      • He won the jr. Iditarod 5 times in a row!!!
      • He is in 19 th place now.
      • He is a good racer.
      Andy Moderow
      • Rick Swenson had 11 dogs when he crossed the finish line.
      • I want him in 2 nd place.
      • But he is in 4 th place right now.
      • Caroline and I like Rick Swenson.
      Rick Swenson
      • Dee Dee Jonrowe was born into a military family.
      • Her dad went into the army when she was only 5 months old.
      • She finished the Iditarod in 10 th place.
      Dee Dee Jonrowe
      • Chuck King was scratched at Skwentna.
      • He is from Arizona.
      • He is 41.
      • His hobbies are music, medicine, and the outdoors.
      • He’s been to Hollywood.
      Chuck King
      • Peryll Kyzer has been running dogs since 1980.
      • She is a goat farmer when the Iditarod isn’t running.
      • She finished the Iditarod in 50 th place.
      Peryll Kyzer
    • Pictures Of Some Other Racers Linwood Fielder Jeff King Paul Gebhardt John Baker Sonny King Ramey Smyth
      • Balto is a famous dog.
      • Balto was one of the dogs who pulled the sled for the diphtheria epidemic.
      • Balto has a statue of him with his musher in Central Park, New York.
      • Balto is always going to be a hero dog.
      • The red lantern is what the last person who crosses the finish line gets because they are glad that they didn’t give up.
      • The red lantern has been hung up every year because of the diphtheria epidemic.
      • The red lantern is to tell the last person where to cross.
      • The red lantern is a guiding light.
      The Red Lantern
    • Pictures Of The Race
    • Our Painting Of Doug Swingley
    • The End By:Michael And Caroline