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 March 24, 2005
A Norwegian leads the big Alaskan dog race
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska Norwegian Robert Sorlie, the 2003 champion, is leading the eleven-hundred mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Sorlie was the first to reach Nikolai (NIH'-koh-ly), the first of many Native villages along the trail. It's about three hundred miles into the race. Alaskan Ramy Brooks, who is also in Nikolai, is in second place.

Three mushers have already scratched.

A race spokesman says many of the mushers are running their teams at night because they prefer to race in colder temperatures -- minus ten to 15 degrees fahrenheit.

Day temperatures in Alaska are approaching 30 degrees.

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