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Jill Homer decided to hop on mid-race during the Iditarod joining the frenzy at Unalakleet some 750 miles into a 1000 mile race, and despite her fresh legs and enthusiasm, her mind and body had not been through the crucible that is training for an expedition of this magnitude. Now 45 miles since her start, her legs burned and she promised herself she would be better prepared in the future. Losing the trail only sharpened her awareness to do better in the future. The weather conditions had been extreme with some dog mushers calling it the worst blizzard they had ever seen, and now they were reaching the coast.

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