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'The power of the taiga... perhaps only migratory birds know where it ends'
Anton Chekhov, 1890

And they're off...on the legendary Beringia Sled Dog Race: only 970km to go!

By Kate Baklitskaya
10 March 2013

Crossing frozen tundra, the 15 competing teams and their dogs will endure temperatures of minus 25C or lower.

Each team has between 9 and 14 dogs and they will pass through 17 stages, resting at checkpoints in heated tents or small hotels on the way. Picture: lusika33 @ livejournal.com

Each team has between 9 and 14 dogs and they will pass through 17 stages, resting at checkpoints in heated tents or small hotels on the way. 

The Beringia is famed as the longest on the world, but this only applied to 1991 and 1992 when it covered 1,980km and 2,044km respectively. 

This year it will be 970km, well short of the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska which is officially set at 1,688 km.

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Crossing frozen tundra, the 15 competing teams and their dogs will endure temperatures of minus 25C or lower. Pictures: lusika33 @ livejournal.com

The race goes from the village of Esso and ends at Ossaro, in Kamchatka. 

The pictures show a demonstration held just before the start of the mushing race.

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