Classic Iditarod Photos
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, fill the sky above the Takotna, Alaska checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.
Iditarod front-runner Dallas Seavey makes his final drive toward Nome, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 13, 2012.
Wolvie and Roscoe stir as Karen Ramstead prepares to feed them in Nikolai, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 .
Two of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race rookie Lori Townsand's dogs play as they wait their turn for the pre-race checkup, Feb. 28, 1996, at the Iditarod headquarters in Wasilla, Alaska.
One of Tim Osmar's sled dogs looks out of its pen before the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska, Sunday, March 2, 2008. A record field of 96 mushers are running the 1,100 mile sled dog race to Nome
The northern lights are seen from Ruby, Alaska on March 8, 2012. Mitch Seavey is the first musher in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to reach the village of Ruby, on Friday, March 9, 2012, 480 miles from the finish line at Nome
Bruce Johnson of Atlin, B.C., Canada, takes a nap in the heat of the day at Nikolai checkpoint along the Iditarod trail in Alaska, March 12, 1987.
Iditarod musher Don Honea feeds his dog team at Skwenta, 125 miles into the 1,135 mile race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska on March 7, 1984.
Rick Swenson leads his team the final few yards at the conclusion of the ninth annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, March 19, 1981. The Eureka musher won the race for the third time, covering the 969 miles from Settlers Bay, near Anchorage, to Nome in 12 days, 8 hours, 45 minutes and 2 seconds.
Jim Lanier, of Chugiak, Alaska, drives his team through the blowing snow on the Yukon River outside Ruby, Alaska, on Saturday, March 11, 2006, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Canadian musher Sebastian Schnuelle drives his team across Norton Bay, March 16, 2009, near the Shaktoolik, Alaska checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Sixty-seven year-old musher Jim Lanier, drives his team up the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race trail between Unalakleet and Shaktoolik, Alaska, Monday, March 10, 2008.