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2023 Junior Iditarod champion Emily Robinson, 15, steers the ceremonial first dog team to begin the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. This year the first team honors four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey, who died in 2022. Riding in the sled’s basket is Lance’s daughter,  Alanah Mackey.<br />
Photo copyright 2023 by Cathy Hart