The start of the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks Alaska

Mushers from around the world for the start of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in beautiful Fairbanks Alaska!

Misha Wiljes from Prague the capital city of the Czech Republic.  Driving her sled dog team down the start chute at -35 degrees with plenty of snow, frozen lakes and rivers for the 1049 mile journey to Nome Alaska.

Martin Buser from Big Lake Alaska, off to a great start in Fairbanks to Nome Alaska.

Watching the race Alaskan style.

Dee Dee Jonrowe from Willow Alaska, mushes the ceremonial start of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Pretty Pink Power.

Parking for a much needed Alaskan rest stop.

Four times champion Jeff King from Denali Alaska, leaves the chute at the 2017 Iditarod trail sled dog race.

Nicolas Vanier from Paris France, off to a long trek on the Iditarod trail.

Dallas Seavey the current Iditarod champion from Willow Alaska, enjoying the race.

Allen Moore from Two Rivers Alaska, is getting a running start from Fairbanks into Alaska’s extreme wilderness and high mountains.

Kristin Bacon Lake Alaska is beginning her 1049 mile journey to Nome Alaska, one of the toughest races in the world!

Dressing warm makes everyone happy at the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

The start of the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks Alaska

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JOHN J GENTRY'S BIO: John J Gentry is a lifelong adventure travel enthusiast and international manager, Philanthropist, and ex-solder. Spent 2011-2015 developing an international team in HsinChu, Taiwan. Early on he spent the better part of the 90’s working with the US Army in Germany, Iraq and Kuwait. For kicks, he studied in Alaska 2008-2010 international history for a greater understanding in his adventure travels. He has had some great experiences, and successes traveling around the world documenting his travels with his family via

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