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Thu February 24, 2011
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Chattanooga Physician Prepares For Iditarod Run

Chattanooga Physician Prepares For Iditarod Run

Michael Edward Miller

Chattanooga, TN – A Chattanooga doctor is getting ready to compete in the Iditarod. He says only one other person from Tennessee has ever done this. The Iditarod takes place in Alaska each year, and during the race, competitors lead dog teams over a thousand miles of extreme terrain. They go across ice and snow through blizzards and temperatures of -50 degrees or more. It's been called "The Last Great Race on Earth."

Dr. James Bardoner is an emergency physician at Erlanger Health System. In this interview, he discusses why he's competing, how he's preparing for it and what some of the dangers may be.