Alaska's annual Iditarod takes off

Some 70 teams will compete in the ten-day race that covers 1,600 kilometres of the world's roughest terrain.

    The Iditarod dogsled race has started in Alaska.

    About 70 teams will complete over the next ten days in a 1,600 kilometre race over some of the world's toughest terrain.

    The Iditarod began 40 years ago as a way to revive a dying dogsled tradition in Alaska.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from outside Anchorage.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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