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Bundtzen's Winter Travels on the Iditarod Trail

The Iditarod Sled Dog Race has become iconic of Alaska. Mushers race 1100 miles from Anchorage to Nome commemorating the "serum run” of the early 20th century where sled dogs were used to bring diphtheria anti-serum to stop a raging epidemic in Northern Alaska.

Robert Bundtzen MD, FACP, Governor of the Alaska Chapter has done the Iditarod Race for many years. Following are his accounts of the races. Bob chronicled his experiences along the trail for his wife Joan, and has agreed to share his accounts on the Alaska Chapter Web site. This has got to be one of the most exciting "camping trips" that could be imagined! Have fun reading, and mush on…

Two athletes rest on the long road to Nome

For more photos from Dr. Bundtzen's adventures, visit his photo album.

Page updated: 4/11/11

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Contact Information

Alaska Chapter Governor:
Molly B. Southworth, MD, MPH, FACP

Julie Lake
AK Chapter Executive Director
PO Box 672149
Chugiak, AK 99567
907-350-2351 - office
E-mail: Lake@mtaonline.net