The Toughest Race On Earth: Iditarod

ANIMAL PLANET – Tuesdays from 2 February, 10.00pm

From the producers of Deadliest Catch, Animal Planet brings viewers a thrilling series about the last great race and those brave enough to participate. Deep in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, the Iditarod trail runs from Anchorage to Nome. Ninety six teams attempt to navigate over 1 600 kilometres of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet, with 16 finely tuned dogs as their engine. Man and man’s best friend must work together, care for each other and play a disciplined game of strategy if they hope to be the first to the finish line in Nome. For some the goal is to win, for others surviving will be a feat in itself.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Wednesdays from 4 February, 9.30pm

From the producers of the Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel brings a brand new series about the last great race and those brave enough to take it on.

Deep in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, the Iditarod trail plays host to the last great race. From Anchorage to Nome, 96 teams will attempt to traverse over 1600 kilometres of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet with 16 finely tuned dogs as an engine. Man and man’s best friend must work together, care for each other and play a disciplined game of strategy if they hope to be first to the finish line in Nome. For some, the goal is to win and for others, surviving would be a feat all on its own.