Photos: The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Nathan Schroeder, of Chisholm, Minn.
Nathan Schroeder, of Chisholm, Minn., heads out the starting line at the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday January 26, 2014. Schroeder was the winner of this 400 mile race in 2013. He and his team will be heading to the Iditarod in Alaska after his completion of this race. The race is named for John Beargrease, a Chippewa Indian who delivered mail along the North Shore by dogsled in the late 1800s.
Grace A. Walsh/For MPR News

Thirty mushers and 300 dogs hit the trail Sunday in a rebooted John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon with new, fan-friendly features that organizers hope will help the Minnesota tradition recapture some of its former glory.

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