The Iditarod has a new CEO

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Iditarod has a new CEO in its ranks, as Rob Urbach is now in charge of the famous race.
Urbach replaces Stan Hooley who had served for 25 years.​
Urbach has a history of being in charge of distance races. ​
In between 2011-2017 he served as the executive director of USA Triathlon.​
According to Iditarod officials, 85 people applied for the opening and they announced the Urbach hiring on the same day musher's could signup for the 2020 race.​
Some big names showed up for the signups, like Martin Buser and Mitch Seavey.​
Two Rivers' own Aliy Zirkle was among the 23 mushers who have signed up for the Iditarod.​