More prize money in Iron Dog snowmachine race

Posted: Friday, January 07, 2011

ANCHORAGE — There’s a record purse this year for those willing to make the 2,000-mile trek in the grueling Iron Dog snowmachine race.

KTUU-TV reports that officials of the race from Big Lake to Nome to Fairbanks have $194,500 to dole out. That’s up from last year’s $187,900 total prize money.

First place gets $50,000. This year’s race begins Feb. 20.

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