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Blair Braverman on the Iditarod, Fear, and Resilience

Nothing completely prepares a rookie for mushing a thousand miles across Alaska in the dead of winter. But when it comes together—thanks to your dogs, your friends, and your own hard work—it's magic.

Blair Braverman
Apr 24, 2019

The Road to the Iditarod

Our favorite musher will be at the start line when the Last Great Race kicks off in Anchorage on March 2, 2019. In the first of a pre-race series of dispatches, she talks about the remote Alaskan lodge where she's training for the big event.

Blair Braverman
Dec 21, 2018

Has the World's Hardest Race Gotten Too Deadly?

Temperatures were brutally low at this year’s running of the 300-mile competition, and one frostbitten competitor may lose his hands and feet. Is this just the price of playing a risky game, or does something need to change?

Eva Holland
Mar 2, 2018

The Best Winter Boots for Women

The author spent the season testing the warmest kicks in Canada's Yukon Territory. Here are her favorites.

Eva Holland
Feb 14, 2018