Four-Time Iron Dog Champion and Seven-Time Winner Todd Palin today began his 2,000+ mile Iron Dog Race at Big Lake, Alaska along with his partner Scott Davis. The duo constitute Team 11 and were off at 1529 / 3:29 PM EST. The Iron Dog takes racers through some of the most dangerous and inhospitable terrain on the planet at speeds reaching over 100 mph and in temperatures that can dip to -70F. Todd Palin's wins did not come easy. His partner, Scott Davis was injured in the 2010 race and the team scratched. Palin field-repaired his snow machine last year some 35 miles shy of the finish line. Even with the time lost on repairs, the Palin-Quam Team were Second Place Winners.