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Nic Petit’s 2019 Iditarod Start and Restart

Nic Petit's 2019 Iditarod Start and Restart

Nic Petit’s 2019 Iditarod Start and Restart

Nic Petit's 2019 Iditarod Start and Restart

Nic Petit’s 2019 Iditarod Start and Restart

Nic Petit’s 2019 Iditarod Start and Restart

Photos by Marc Donadieu / Glacier City Gazette

Starting from top center clockwise:

1. Petit was interviewed by varied media during ceremonial start preparations.
2. Catching some rest before the ceremonial start
3. Lead Handler Tyler Schmitt places a dog on a colorful blanket
4. Nic Petit glides down 4th Ave. on his way to the ceremonial start through Anchorage
5. Lead Handler Tyler Schmitt is pulled along the ceremonial trail on a tag sled.
6. Petit poses with a dog
7. Anxious to take off
8. Petit demonstrates to Iditarod volunteers how to hold his dogs on the way to the starting chute
9. Four-time Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey shakes Petit’s hand before the restart.
10. Petit waiting his turn to sprint down 4th Ave.
11. Blanket, booties and water; what more could am Iditarod sled dog want?