01/16/13 - 2:55pm
ANCHORAGE — Unseasonably warm weather in parts of Alaska has complicated training for some mushers already signed up for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
It has also forced the cancellation of several qualifying races for future rookies of the famous 1,000-mile trek to Nome.
But there’s still plenty of snow along much of the route, Iditarod officials said Tuesday. There’s no need yet to worry about drastic changes to the race, which will start March 2 with a ceremonial run in Anchorage. The competition begins the following day in Willow, 50 miles to the north.