iditarod -- made to win
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2009 Urban Iditarod

iditarod -- made to win
At the L.A. Urban Iditarod, Team Made of Win went all-out for the gold in costuming. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Iditarod -- Matt Fischer
Matt Fischer, left, enjoys the ride as Ryan Hansen pushes his shopping cart “sled” during the Third Annual Los Angeles Urban Iditarod in Venice. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Team Color Me Rad runs down Pacific Avenue. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Even E.T. beamed down for the Urban Iditarod, serving as mascot for a team called The Elliotts. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Iditarod -- Pirates
Arrrrrgh! Pirates invade Ocean Front Walkway as part of the Urban Iditarod. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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The concept of the Urban Iditarod: decorate a shopping-cart “sled,” form a team of fearless sled runners and dogs (all humans, of course), and come up with a creative costuming theme. And, of course, bring a beverage. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Iditarod -- Team NASCAR
Members of Team Nascar practice one of the Urban Iditarod’s most critical skills: running without spilling your drink. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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A costumed woman improvises her way across a puddle during the L.A. Urban Iditarod. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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A team called The Boston Terriers runs down Washington Boulevard. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Iditarod -- Matt Fischer
Luckily, rider Matt Fischer didn’t have to do any mushing. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Urban Iditarod
Urban Iditarod participants take a break and acknowledge the crowd in Venice(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Scott Wilson enjoys a beverage while participating in the Urban Iditarod. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Iditarod -- finish line
As if there wasn’t enough celebrating during the race itself, participants celebrate at the finish line of the Third Annual Los Angeles Urban Iditarod in Venice(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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