11-Day La Grande Odyssee Sled Dogs Race Across French Alps, Enthrall Viewers

Mushers and their dogs have been running across the Alps in France to compete in the 11-day La Grande Odyssee sled dogs race 2012. The race, dubbed as the toughest race in the world, covers over 1000 km (621 miles) across the slopes of the Alps in France.

A musher and his dogs compete during the eighth stage of the La Grande Odyssee sled dogs race near Bessans Jan. 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) Continue reading »