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Musher Jason Mackey cuts the ribbon as part of the Opening Ceremonies before the start of the 51st  2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race on 4th Avenue and D street in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday March 4. Mackey’s brother, Lance Mackey, was a four-time Iditarod Champion who died in September, 2022.   Photo copyright 2023 by Cathy Hart