I have always loved the iditarod. Man and beast against mother nature. I have always thought it would be really cool to run in the iditarod. I love cold weather and when I was a young boy I wanted to be an entry in this race, but I never followed through with this dream. So I have to settle for ice fishing. I wish your neighbor well. I know it takes a lot of time and money to be able to compete in this race. I will be watching as I do every year.