Dog sled teams begin day 2 of Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Mushers and their dogs start day two of the 41st running of Alaska's Iditarod sled dog race on Monday.

Hundreds turned out on Sunday to watch the 66 teams at the start of the race.

Sixty-five teams set out on the 1,000 mile journey over mountains and frozen rivers.  Most competitors cover about 110 mile a day in temperatures that can plunge to 50 below zero.

The winner will get a new truck and $50,400. The rest of the $600,000 purse will be split between the next 29 mushers to cross the finish line.

 

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