Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher departs on day 2 of 1049-mile race

Coast Guard Alaska News
The Coast Guard is sponsoring Ken Anderson, a 12-year Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran during the 2013 Iditarod race. The race extends through 1049 miles of some of Alaska’s toughest terrain and e is known as “The last great race on Earth.”

The Coast Guard is sponsoring Anderson as part of an outreach effort to the villages in remote northern Alaska and in tribute to the Coast Guard’s historical partnership with the people of Alaska.

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson gives a fan a high five as he departs the restart point of the 41st running of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, March 3, 2013.  The Coast Guard is sponsoring Anderson, a 12-year Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran during his 2013 Iditarod race attempt that extends through 1049 miles of some of Alaska's toughest terrain.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson gives a fan a high five as he departs the restart point of the 41st running of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, March 3, 2013.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson waves to race fans as he departs the Iditarod restart point in Willow, Alaska, March 3, 2013. The Coast Guard is sponsoring Anderson a 12-year Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran during his 13th running of the Iditarod, which is known as "The last great race on Earth."  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson waves to race fans as he departs the Iditarod restart point in Willow, Alaska, March 3, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson departs Willow, Alaska, at the restart of the 41st running of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, March 3, 2013. The Coast Guard is sponsoring Anderson in the more than 1,000-mile race as part of an outreach effort to the villages in remote northern Alaska and in tribute to the Coast Guard's historical partnership with the people of Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson departs Willow, Alaska, at the restart of the 41st running of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, March 3, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson applies a healing ointment to a dog's foot prior to the restart of the 41st running of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, March 3, 2013.  Anderson started the race with 16 dogs, whose health and care are of his utmost priority as he participates in his 13th running of the Iditarod, which is known as "The last great race on Earth."  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson applies a healing ointment to a dog’s foot prior to the restart of the 41st running of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, March 3, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson adjusts a dog's harness prior to the restart of the 41st running of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, March 3, 2013.  The Coast Guard is sponsoring Anderson, a 12-year Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race veteran during his 113th running of the Iditarod, which is known as "The last great race on Earth."  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson adjusts a dog’s harness prior to the restart of the 41st running of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska, March 3, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley

 

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