One of the things we're going to try this year -- to take our coverage "to the next level" -- is to bring you more video footage from out on the actual trails.
You may recall that late last season, I handed Aliy a camera as she was heading out on a run and simply said to her, "See what you can get." The results were fabulous, culminating in her extraordinary 5-part "Live" Iditarod Trail Video series.
I think you'll agree that shooting video and providing insightful commentary while riding on -- hanging on! -- to the back of a sled and driving a team of dogs speaks volumes about Aliy's abilities as a musher and her commitment to bringing you the "inside" story.
So, in the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series, here is a "ride along" video of training on the "Fire Break" trail.