Mackey down to 12 dogs: It doesn’t look too promising at this time.

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Defending champion Lance Mackey dropped three dogs minutes after arriving in this chilly village checkpoint — a move he says dampens his chances of winning a historic fifth-straight Iditarod. Read the rest of this entry »

Copper Basin 300 heads into stretch run

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FINISH TODAY: Four mushers have separated themselves from the pack. Read the rest of this entry »

Musher stuns top dogs at Copper Basin

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RACE RECORD: Berkowitz upsets one of 300-miler’s toughest fields.

Little in the background of Jake Berkowitz suggested the Minnesota transplant would be the racer to topple mushing maestro Lance Mackey in a major sled-dog race while, for good measure, shattering the race record. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey sets early pace in Copper Basin 300 sled dog race

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Lance Mackey clocked the swiftest time in the first stretch of the Copper Basin 300 sled-dog race, which began Saturday afternoon in Paxson. Mackey, the four-time defending Iditarod champion from Fairbanks, made the 58-mile run from Paxson to Chistochina in 5 hours, 24 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey sets early pace in Copper Basin 300 sled dog race

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Lance Mackey clocked the swiftest time in the first stretch of the Copper Basin 300 sled-dog race, which began Saturday afternoon in Paxson. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hans Gatt headlines latest additions to 2011 Yukon Quest

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As four-time Yukon Quest champion Lance Mackey gave this year’s race rookies a handful of tips for the training season, another four-time champion was quietly setting up a sales stand. Read the rest of this entry »

Sixteen mushers ready to tackle 2011 Yukon Quest

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Hans Gatt will not repeat as Yukon Quest champion. Neither will Lance Mackey add to his tally of four Yukon Quest victories.

Both men have entered the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race in Wyoming and will not be participating in the 2011 Yukon Quest, the 1,000-mile sled dog race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Fairbanks. Together, the two men account for eight of the last nine Yukon Quest victories. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 Iditarod: Day 11 (Mackey wins)

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Lance Mackey wins his fourth consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race pulling in under the burled arch on Front Street Tuesday afternoon March 16, 2010 in Nome. Read the rest of this entry »

Iditarod champ Mackey looks to other mushing circuits in 2011

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Defending Iditarod champion Lance Mackey, who also has won the Yukon Quest four times, plans to bypass both long-distance sled dog races next year and focus on the Lower 48 mushing circuit. Read the rest of this entry »
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Mackey says he’s had enough back-to-back races

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Three-time Iditarod champ and four-time Yukon Quest winner Lance Mackey says this is the last year he’ll compete in both races in the same year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey leads Kusko at halfway point

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Racing through bitting winds, Lance Mackey led the Kuskokwim 300 at the race’s halfway point Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Kusko 300 begins

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Thirteen mushers took off into a howling wind Friday night, leaving the starting chute of Kuskokwim 300 in Bethel. 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 »

Mackey, King, Buser among 60 mushers signed up for 2010 Iditarod

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Three-time defending champion Lance Mackey and past winners Jeff King and Martin Buser have signed up in person for the 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Coins commemorate Lance Mackey’s Iditarod wins

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Lance Mackey says he can’t make heads nor tails out of all the attention he’s receiving after winning his third straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Michigan musher wins red lantern as final 2009 Iditarod finisher

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The 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially ended at 4:06 this morning when Marquette, Mich., rookie Timothy Hunt crossed the finish line under the Burled Arch in Nome. The 43-year-old musher made the trek from Willow to Nome in 15 days, 14 hours, 6 minutes and 22 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey wins Copper Basin 300

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Veteran Fairbanks musher trims Gatt in frigid 300-miler. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey pulls out of Yukon Quest

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Lance Mackey, one of Alaska’s biggest mushing icons, is planning to withdraw from next month’s Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, an event he’s won a record four straight years. Read the rest of this entry »

Bailey tops loaded field in Gin Gin

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Woman from Chatanika wins 200-miler over icons Mackey, King. Read the rest of this entry »

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