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4 mushing vets scratch from Iditarod

By Associated Press 12:38 PM March 4, 2014

Lack of snow is causing dangerous conditions in the Dalzell Gorge.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Four veteran mushers are out of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race because of injuries on the treacherous trail.

DeeDee Jonrowe, Lynwood Fielder and Mike Santos scratched Tuesday in Rohn, while Jim Lanier left the race at Rainy Pass.

Iditarod officials said in a release that Jonrowe told checkpoint personnel she was “beat up physically” in the Dalzell Gorge.

Fielder cited “physical injury from driving the Dalzell Gorge passage.” The 74-year-old Lanier told officials he injured his leg.

Officials said Santos scratched for personal reasons, leaving 64 mushers in the race.

A lack of snow is causing dangerous conditions in the gorge, with many mushers crashing their sleds.

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