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TUMBLEWEED SMITH
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MUSH, YOU HUSKIES!

A man in Muleshoe ran the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska. He did it a couple of times. Dog sled racing is a popular activity in Alaska. “They have a lot of sprint racing,” says Mac McLeod. “It’s a family activity with the women and kids joining in. It’s mostly on weekends and they have 3, 5 and 10-mile races. They’ve got any type of mushing you want, either sprint or distance. Sprint mushers usually start with 16 or 18 dogs. You can still win a race starting with 16 dogs and dropping to 12 the second day and down to 8 on the third day.

A small team doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have the speed. When you’re on distance racing the smaller teams out on the ice along the coast have an advantage over the larger teams because they don’t get blown around by the wind out on the ice.”

 

 

 

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