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After Sports Were Canceled, Only the Iditarod Remained

The grueling month-long dog race was more than half complete when the coronavirus began to spread

Dogs from Aliy Zirkle’s team run during the 2020 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Photo: Lance King/Getty Images

AsAs Aaron Peck’s dogsled cut a path across the icy Alaskan wilderness, an unshakeable melancholy crept into his normally steely focus on the task at hand. The veteran musher was trying to get to Nome. Preferably…

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Jolene Latimer

Jolene Latimer

I cover sports, entertainment and personal finance. Words in Washington Post, USA Today, the Associated Press, CBC, Refinery 29… and all over.