Daily News photographers Marc Lester and Bill Roth corralled every musher in this year's race for a quick portrait session at Thursday's musher's banquet. It's a tradition born of necessity to ensure that we have everyone documented before the start of the race. We don't let them stray far after they draw their number -- we ask each to sit down at our makeshift studio as soon as they walk off stage. Here's a couple interesting outtakes from the evening.
Look for a pullout section with pictures of every racer and brief profiles in Saturday's print edition of the Anchorage Daily News. Take it with you when you head out on the streets of Anchorage to watch the ceremonial start of Iditarod.