Iditarod Live: The Sled Blog

Polar bear patrol with Sebastian Schnuelle - 11/15/2012 6:09 pm

Seavey on why he sued: 'I feel like I'm doing the right thing' - 5/22/2012 5:14 pm

Jonrowe wins dog care award; Mackey honored for sportsmanship - 3/18/2012 9:44 pm

Happy trails - 3/16/2012 2:47 pm

Third-place Ramey Smyth: 'I almost didn't get to the start line' - 3/16/2012 7:15 am

Meet the Sled Dogs: Colleen & Penny - 3/15/2012 7:09 pm

WATCH: Rapping dog musher finishes Iditarod, raps about the race - 3/15/2012 3:37 pm

Mackey: 'It wasn't the stellar performance I was expecting' - 3/15/2012 12:47 pm

Musher Mugs

Kelley Griffin is ready for her close-up.Kelley Griffin is ready for her close-up.Rohn Buser sports a dog bone headband.Rohn Buser sports a dog bone headband.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.
Kelly Maixner and his "good luck charm."Kelly Maixner and his "good luck charm."The shadowy Hugh Neff, this year's Yukon Quest champ.The shadowy Hugh Neff, this year's Yukon Quest champ.

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