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Yukon Quest 2010

February 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Mushing-northern dogs

Lance Mackey is off on his 1,000 mile trek

The Yukon Quest began yesterday and you can check out the mushers’ progress. One of the neatest features of this official website is the live tracking that’s available for each musher. You can see all the check point arrival and departure times for each musher and where they are on the trail at any given moment. Pretty exciting stuff. As of this posting Zack Steer is running in first place with Lance Mackey close behind. For all the details on standings and trail conditions check out Yukon Quest.

Hugh Neff has heart-to-heart with his lead dog before heading out on the trail

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NEWS FLASH Jeff King wins the Copper Basin 300 !

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Mushing-northern dogs

Jeff King won this important mid distance race by beating his closest competitor, Alan Moore, by only a few minutes. See the exciting start, action at check points and the squeaker of a finish. Its all on mushingtv.com; check it out!

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Mushing Season

January 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Mushing-northern dogs

This time of year it is impossible not to think of North, not here but the real North, the Yukon, and Alaska. The places where so much of the great dog sledding goes on. The lands of vast frozen beauty that challenge human endurance and have given rise to the legendary partnering of humans and dogs,

The race season is underway. I have discovered a great website called Mushingtv.com. It features interviews with some of the greatest names in mushing, Lance Mackey, Jeff King and Sebastien Schnuelle. You can hear them talk about their training routines and their hopes for this season. It’s great. But do check it out now because they are planning to start charging a fee to see their videos. Right now its still free.

Here’s a sample:


Jeff King interviewed by Benedikt Beisch on Mushing TV

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Make it three Iditarods in a row for Lance Mackey….

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Mushing-northern dogs, Video clip



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Iditarod 2008

March 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Mushing-northern dogs, Video clip

For those of you are getting excited about the Iditarod here’s a taste of last year’s. The ceremonial start of 2009 Iditarod took place today in Anchorage; the real race starts tomorrow from Willow.

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