Dogs in Tow More Common This Iditarod

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Race Update: 5:45 p.m.  Aaron Burmeister was leading a pack of mushers into Huslia early Thursday evening. He was running ahead of a small group that included Martin Buser, Thomas Waerner, and Dallas Seavey. 

Whether sled dogs are in need of rest will start to show as teams near the halfway mark in this year’s race.  More mushers than ever are towing trailers behind their sleds to carry dogs as they travel down the trail. The jury is still out on whether the method actually does benefit dogs.