The 43rd Annual Iditarod part iv.
Sled dogs in island inspired garb await their turn to race.
Lisbet Norris' dog team takes off down 4th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska, during the Iditarod ceremonial start.
Jan Steves and her Iditarider on their way down 4th Avenue.
Iditarod royalty Jeff King and DeeDee Jonrowe embrace before the ceremonial start.
Jan Steves' dog team in action on 4th Avenue.
A handler assists one of Dallas Seavey's sled dogs out of its kennel.
Defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey and his Iditarider strike off down 4th Avenue.
A dog handler helps calm an excited sled dog prior to the race.