Lessons from the Iditarod: How Sled Dogs Run 1,100 Miles Through the Harshest Conditions

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 08:21 in Mathematics & Economics

Racing sled dogs are best known for their "mushing" each March during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the world's longest sled race. They are the premier ultra-endurance competitors, covering 1,100 miles from Anchorage to Nome, AK, sometimes in just nine days. It is unclear how they can keep running despite heavy blizzards, temperatures as low as -40 deg.F, and winds up to 60 mph. An expert explains what he has discovered thus far.

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