From the ‘Bethel chute to Napaimute’

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The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race’s legendary and built-in “from Bethel to Aniak and back” theme always had a nice rhythmic ring to it. Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon Quest announces 2010 purse

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The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will have a minimum purse of $150,000 in 2010, the Alaska and Yukon boards of directors announced Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mushers from around the world plan for 2010 Iditarod

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Dog drivers from Jamaica, Scotland, Italy, Canada and the United States – most especially Alaska – will compete the 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a northern route that will take mushers and nearly 1,000 sled dogs over 1,112 miles of Alaska wilderness. Read the rest of this entry »

Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey

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Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey is perhaps as revealing about the past that brought him to this point as what drives him today. Mackey’s repeated refrain that his father Dick Mackey, who won the closest finish of the Iditarod ever, taking a win over Rick Swenson by one second, was viewed as something of a laughing stock amongst those involved in the sport when he started made me wonder given Mackey’s claims of not getting the respect he deserves. Read the rest of this entry »

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