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Meeting Sarah Palin at Alaska Iron Dog snowmobile race

Newsnight's Jackie Long meets former Alaskan governor and potential 2012 presidential contender Sarah Palin at the Iron Dog, a gruelling 1,971 mile (3,172 km) off-road snowmobile race across Alaska in temperatures as low as minus 50 Celsius.

This the longest snowmobile race in the world has been won four times by Palin's husband, Todd.

Watch Jackie Long's interview with Sarah Palin in full on Newsnight on Monday 7 March 2011 at 10.30pm on BBC Two, then afterwards on BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website.

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