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Iditarod Officials Change Route of Famed Alaska Sled-dog Race

Organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod sled-dog race have opted for an alternate route this year, citing unsafe conditions and a lack of snow in critical areas of the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilomter) trail to Nome, officials said on Wednesday. The change would move the official start of the race to Fairbanks, some 300 miles (480 km) north of the traditional location in Willow, a small community about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Anchorage, in southern Alaska. “We did a lot of work...

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