2010 Iditarod Begins Tomorrow

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson visits with the second grade girls from Fire Lake Elementary School, Eagle River, March 2, 2010.  The school visit was part of a pre-race community outreach effort, bringing a real element to the children’s participation in following the upcoming Iditarod race. (Coast Guard photo by PA1 David Mosley)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson visits with the second grade girls from Fire Lake Elementary School, Eagle River, March 2, 2010. The school visit was part of a pre-race community outreach effort, bringing a real element to the children’s participation in following the upcoming Iditarod race. (Coast Guard photo by PA1 David Mosley)

The 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off this weekend and we will be following Coast Guard sponsored racer, Ken Anderson. Anderson is a nine-year Iditarod veteran who has finished the race in the top five twice, with his best finish in 2008.

The ceremonial start takes place in Anchorage tomorrow before the racer’s begin the over 1,150 mile trek across Alaska in earnest on Sunday.

You can follow Anderson’s progress on the Compass by clicking here or on Coast Guard District Seventeen (Alaska) Twitter where there will be daily updates at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. local time (5 a.m. and noon ET). You can also check Anderson’s website for his dispatches from the race course.

Good luck to Ken and all the registered mushers!

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