The Army has an entry this year.
The 300-mile race is the second qualifying race for Alexie before the 2009 Iditarod and is considered to be the toughest mid-distance sled-dog race in the world.
The first qualifying race Alexie completed was Alaska’s Gin Gin 200 Dog Sled Race in December, in which he placed fifth in the men's division with a time of 10 hours, 48 minutes, after battling 40 mph winds and temperatures that reached minus 40.
In line with National Guard recruiting and retention efforts, the National Guard Bureau is sponsoring Alexie to race in the 2009 Iditarod, to be held in March. Keep reading Here.
The Official Iditarod Homepage Here
Iditarod Commemorates Life Saving Mission Sarah Palin 2012 Blogspot Here