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Iditarod kicks off with festive ceremonial start

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Mushers and their dogs took a leisurely jaunt through Anchorage on Saturday in the ceremonial start of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 1,000-mile race kicked off in a festive mood as 66 teams posed with fans and sailed their sleds 11 miles on streets covered with trucked-in snow. "Today is fun, with a capital F," said smiling veteran musher Aliy Zirkle, the...

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