Keywords:Nome, Alaska, tundra, Iditarod, race, attraction, dog sled
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NOME, AK Nome, a city of approximately 3,500 people sits on the southern coast of Alaska's Seward Peninsula, on the Norton Sound of the Bering Sea. It is now most famous as the ending point of the Iditarod, an annual 1049 mile-long dog sled race held every March which begins in Anchorage. The race commemorates the heroic efforts of dog sled teams that brought medicine through blizzard conditions to Inuits living near Nome during an outbreak of diphtheria during the winter of 1925.