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In the middle of nowhere, with a swollen face and astride a bicycle, Esko schoolteacher Charlie Farrow wasn't worried about his physical condition.


In fact, he was in his element.

Farrow, 53, recently completed the 354-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational race -- which is held every year on the trail used by the Iditarod Trail sled dog race.

Conditions aside, there was no place Farrow would rather have been.

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