Iditarod: The Toughest Race on Earth

2008 TV-PG 1 season

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Iditarod: The Toughest Race on Earth

2008 TV-PG 1 season
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In Alaska's remote and rugged wilderness, 96 sledding teams of mushers and dogs vie for the 2008 Iditarod title. This Discovery Channel series follows their amazing race from Anchorage to Nome as they try to outrun each another and outwit nature.
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Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 1 disc

In Alaska's remote and rugged wilderness, 96 sledding teams of mushers and dogs vie for the 2008 Iditarod title. This Discovery Channel series follows their amazing race from Anchorage to Nome as they try to outrun each another and outwit nature. It's the ultimate test of endurance as animals and humans must work together for 1,150 miles to achieve a common goal. Interviews give a closer look at who enters this grueling race and why.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
  • Lance Mackey
  • Martin Buser
  • DeeDee Jonrowe
  • Rick Holt
  • Bruce Linton
  • Darin Nelson
  • Jeff King
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the title of this reality series is no understatement. The annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is one of the sporting world's most challenging adventures, and the men and women who sign on are a fascinating, diverse bunch united by a shared love for their dogs and a willingness to push themselves far beyond the normal limits of human endurance. There's some (generally bleeped) swearing, and the race's corporate sponsors' logos get a good bit of airtime, but in this competition, there's little time for sleep, much less romance or drinking.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Violence

Some dogsleds overturn during the race, but there's not much damage to the sleds, mushers, or dogs.

Language

Some choice words escape during the heat of competition, including "s--t" and "f--k," though they're few and far between (and bleeped when they do occur).

Social Behavior

The Iditarod mushers are highly competitive and push themselves and their dogs to win, but there's very little unsportsmanlike behavior or cheating. In fact, there's plenty of camaraderie between the racers, and they often note that in the very harsh climate of Alaska, where even a small mistake can have fatal consequences, there's a strong ethos of looking out for one another. The mushers are also devoted to their dogs and often discuss how much they rely on these very impressive creatures. The majority of the featured mushers are men, but at least one woman participates.

Consumerism

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has many sponsors whose names and logos are frequently visible, including Wells Fargo and Cabelas.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One musher is a diabetic and discusses his need for insulin.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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