Martin in his 34th Iditarod

March 11, 2017

Martin is midway through his 34th Iditarod, 32 in a row. For more than half his lifetime, he's been negotiating Alaska's grandeur in March.  He is, as always, inspired by his canine athletes and seems to be having a fairly clean, conservative run.  The average age of the team is four and eight dogs ran last year as yearlings just on a long campout so easing them into a more competitive schedule is the right thing to do.  His race plan is to get to Nome as fast as possible with a happy, healthy dog team, which is basically the same as every year.  You can follow along at, and 

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