March 12, 2008

Lance Mackey Repeats in Iditarod

The son of a former champion and a cancer survivor, Mackey won for the second time, holding off four-time winner Jeff King. It's the second straight year Mackey has won both of the 1,000+ mile dog sled races in Alaska, the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. Apparently, the $69,000 in prize money plus a truck will be sufficient to keep Mackey from needing a "real job". It must be pretty awesome to live in Alaska and not need a real job. Hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, snowshoeing, skiing, dog sled racing... what's not to like?

The eventual winner gets a reward (AP: Al Grillo)

82 other people crazy enough to attempt the Iditarod are still on the trail along with their dogs.

A Norwegian musher and her team (AP: Al Grillo)

Great picture tour available on ESPN here.

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