Statistics
The Cruelty is in The Numbers
​IDITAROD TRAIL SLED DOG RACE

2017

1,114 dogs started the 2017 Iditarod. 
449 dogs dropped out of the race.
5 dogs died during the race.
Only 660 dogs were able to finish.
41% of dogs were unable to finish.

RIP Deacon, Smoke, Groovey, Flash, Shilling

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2016

1,346 dogs started the 2016 Iditarod.
611 dogs dropped out of the race.
1 dog died during the race.
Only 734 dogs were able to finish.
45% of dogs were unable to finish.

RIP Nash

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2015

1,244 dogs started the 2015 Iditarod.
520 dogs dropped out of the race.
3 dogs died during the race.
Only 721 dogs were able to finish.
42% of dogs were unable to finish.

RIP Stuart, Wyatt, Stiffy

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2014

1,096 dogs started the 2014 Iditarod.
603 dogs dropped out of the race.
There were no reported dog deaths.
Only 493 dogs were able to finish.
55% of dogs were unable to finish.

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2013

1,029 dogs started the 2013 Iditarod.
485 dogs dropped out of the race.
1 dog died during the race.
Only 543 dogs were able to finish.
47% of dogs were unable to finish.

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2012

1,045 dogs started the 2012 Iditarod.
490 dogs dropped out of the race.
There were no reported dog deaths.
Only 555 dogs were able to finish.
47% of dogs were unable to finish.

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2011

989 dogs started the 2011 Iditarod.
539 dogs dropped out of the race.
There were no reported dog deaths.
Only 450 dogs were able to finish.
54% of dogs were unable to finish.

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2010

1,133 dogs started the 2010 Iditarod.
583 dogs dropped out of the race.
There were no reported dog deaths.
Only 550 dogs were able to finish.
51% of dogs were unable to finish.

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2009

1,071 dogs started the 2009 Iditarod.
490 dogs dropped out of the race.
6 dogs died during the race.
Only 575 dogs were able to finish.
46% of dogs were unable to finish.

RIP Victor, Dizzy, Grasshopper, Maynard, Omen, Cirque

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2008

1,515 dogs started the 2008 Iditarod.
705 dogs dropped out of the race.
3 dogs died during the race.
Only 807 dogs were able to finish.
47% of dogs were unable to finish.

RIP Zaster, Lorne, Cargo

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2007

1,287 dogs started the 2007 Iditarod.
731 dogs dropped out of the race.
3 dogs died during the race.
Only 553 dogs were able to finish.
57% of dogs were unable to finish.

RIP Snickers, Thongy, "Name Unknown"

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2006

1,323 dogs started the 2006 Iditarod.
582 dogs dropped out of the race.
4 dogs died during the race.
Only 737 dogs were able to finish.
44% of dogs were unable to finish.

RIP Yellowknife, Bear, Cupid, Jack

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Earlier race results are unavailable.
The following dogs died in the following years' races:

Iditarod 2005: 4 Dogs Died
RIP Rita, Nellie, Oakley, Tyson

Iditarod 2004: 2 Dogs Died
RIP Wolf, Takk

Iditarod 2003: 1 Dog Died
RIP Joker

Iditarod 2002: 2 Dogs Died
RIP Goro, Mark

Iditarod 2001: 2 Dogs Died
RIP Dan, Carhartt

Iditarod 2000: 1 Dog Died
RIP Tobuk

Iditarod 1999:
RIP Rodman

Iditarod 1998:
RIP Trim

1997: 5 Dogs Died

1996: RIP Ariel

1995: 2 Dogs Died

1992: 3 Dogs Died