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In this photo taken Wednesday March 4, 2015, Stan Hooley, the chief executive officer of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, speaks to reporters in Anchorage, Alaska, ahead of the 2015 race. Warm weather and barren trails south of the Alaska Range prompted race officials to move the official start of the race to Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

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In this photo taken Wednesday March 4, 2015, Stan Hooley, the chief executive officer of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, speaks to reporters in Anchorage, Alaska, ahead of the 2015 race. Warm weather and barren trails south of the Alaska Range prompted race officials to move the official start of the race to Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Warm weather, barren trails push start of Iditarod sled dog race farther north in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.

A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly warm and ...

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