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More cash for icy Iditarod race winners


ANCHORAGE (AP) – The world’s most famous sled dog race is putting more cold cash into the hands of its top mushers.The winner of next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will pocket $70,000, which is $19,600 more than what the top musher received this year, Stan Hooley, the race’s chief executive officer, said Tuesday.

The overall purse is increasing by $50,000, and that additional prize money will be distributed to the top five finishers. He expects this development to increase the intensity of competition among race leaders.

“Our goal is to continue to grow prize money each year...

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