So far, 65 mushers have completed entries for the 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Entries must carry a Nov. 30 postmark, so some more may be coming in, according to race officials. Next year marks the 40th running of the competition.
Reigning champion John Baker is among the six Iditarod winners running next year. The 2012 race promises to be ultra-competitive once again, as 7 of the top 10 and 15 of the top 20 mushers of this year’s race are entered.