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A new documentary on PBS's 'Independent Lens' chronicles the incredible life of George Attla, an icon of the dogsled world who dominated the sport while preserving a dying tradition

For Blair Braverman, physical activity was a given. Until it wasn't.

Photographer and filmmaker Jonathan Chapman spent time this winter chronicling a family of veteran mushers in Minnesota who have devoted their lives to the sport and their dogs

‘White Dream’ profiles Thibaut Branquart leading up to the legendary dog-sledding event, the Femundlopet

We all know what the dogs do—they run—but the person driving the sled has to get ready for a brutal challenge, too. The labor required to manage and train a team is like CrossFit on ice.

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.

Dallas Seavey's current predicament shows how the sport's most visible event, wary of controversy, has closed in and tightened the rules. It should do the opposite.

There's not much that will make you panic after ten years of dogsledding in the wilderness. And there are lots of ways to feel equally calm in all kinds of outdoor emergencies.

We switched up our dogsledding training plan and rode our way to dead last on a husky-powered bus. I loved every minute.

John Huston explored the North Pole, South Pole, and everything in between. Now he's moving into uncharted territory as the father of newborn twins.

Professional musher Aliy Zirkle was prepared for the minus-50-degree temperatures and the brutally long distances of the Iditarod. What she didn't expect was a midnight attack by a snowmobile-riding stranger halfway through the 1,000-mile course.

We caught up with filmmaker and skijor racer Kale Casey to talk about his recent film 'Dog Power'.

In the exclusive clip from Kale Casey's 'Dog Power Movie', he visits Dr. Arleigh Reynolds to find out what kind of VO2 Max of these incredible dogs have.

Turning puppies into full-fledged dogsledding athletes is a tough endeavor, but all the hard work melts away on that first winter run

Dog Power Movie explores the movement and follows Team USA captain Kale Casey's journey from beginner to pro.

Turning puppies into full-fledged dogsledding athletes is a tough endeavor—one we'll explore over the next four months. First up: making sure they're not afraid.

Adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman today emerged from 12 months living in the Boundary Waters wilderness in northern Minnesota. One of their top challenges? Filing their taxes on time.

The whales frequently flock to the fjords for herring fishing, allowing guide Jeff Allen and his guests to experience the food chain first hand.

At 18, determined to carve out a life as a "tough girl," Blair Braverman moved to Norway to learn dogsledding at an Arctic folk school, chasing fear and finding home in the great white North.

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Mid-Distance race consists of an 119-mile course through northern Minnesota

The Iditarod is one of the most grueling races in the world, covering 1,000 miles of Alaskan backcountry, and the dogs that run it train harder than almost any athlete

Dogsled racing, or mushing, is one of the rare professional competitive sports that is truly co-ed.

An Alaskan engineer brought a bicycle to a 1,000-mile dogsledding race through the remote Yukon. He spent two weeks pedaling through the wilderness, with no tent.

Defining moments in sled-dog cinema, from slapstick schlock to Japanese realism.