"You know, some people were put on earth to be lawyers, construction, you know, whatever. I was put on earth to race, train and promote sled-dog racing."
- LANCE MACKEY,five-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; on Sunday, 62 teams set off from Anchorage to race 1,150 miles across the Arctic
"It's like exploring an alien planet where no one has been before.
- VALERY LUKIN,of Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, on the exploration of a lake in Antarctica that has been frozen for 15 million years and is 12,000 ft. (3.7 km) beneath a polar ice cap; a team of scientists expects to reach the lake by summer
"I think that we are doomed to cooperate in the Arctic."
- LEV VORONKOV,a Russian Arctic expert, on the international meeting under way in Moscow to discuss claims on Arctic resources
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