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Page 2 offers up ideas to raise profile of Iditarod

Updated: March 8, 2012, 4:14 PM ET
By Steve Etheridge

Alaska might not have a major league sports team or a lot of citizens or a livable climate or a winning vice presidential candidate or recognizable landmarks or relevant cultural exports or a name conducive to anagrams, but it has at least one thing to be proud of: the Iditarod.

Billed as "The Last Great Race," the Iditarod pits teams of 12-16 fluffy dogs against one another in an eight-day, 1,049-mile haul across a pitiless terrain, where they must endure whiteout conditions ...

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