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Posted on March 2, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Updated Saturday, Mar 2 at 10:05 PM
The 1,000-mile race kicked off in a festive mood as 66 teams posed with fans and sailed their sleds 11 miles on streets covered with trucked-in snow. Each sled carried an Iditarider, a fan who won the short ride at auction.
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