Saturday, March 15, 2008
Poodles In the Iditarod??
Lance Mackey of Fairbanks, Alaska has won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this year -- his second win in as many years.
Lance's father and brother, Dick and Rick Mackey, are previous Iditarod champions.
Lance Mackey and his team will go into the record books not only for winning the Iditarod this year, but also because he won the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest race earlier this year (his fourth four Yukon Quest in succession), making his kennel one of the greatest to ever put runner to snow pack.
Other great mushers of years past include Rick Swenson, who won the Iditarod five times, and the late great Susan Butcher who won it four times, along with other four-time winners, Doug Swingley, Martin Buser and Jeff King.
In other news, an 18-year old Alaska woman has become the youngest person ever to finish the Iditarod. Check it out.
For one of the best Iditarod stories ever check out this web site about the Iditarod Poodle Team. No, this is not a joke. This pack of standard poodles competed in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from 1988 thru 1991. Love the song!
God bless America, land that I love.