SLED DOG RACING   |   Stories from the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge
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One somewhat boring Saturday in 1985 I was surfing the channels on my family’s TV set in Birmingham, Alabama. It didn’t take long to surf, there were only two stations : ABC and CBS. Luckily for me, ABC was airing the Wide World of Sports and they were seriously hyping the resurrection of Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race. I knew nothing about snow, or sled dogs, or Alaska for that matter, but I was hooked. With all the extravagance and drama that only the WWS knew how to do I succumbed to “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat!”

Alaska seemed like an unreal place to me. I certainly never dreamed that I would get to live there one day or witness a sled dog race in real life. But life has a funny way of taking the long route. In 2000 I found myself moving to Anchorage and I hiked and ran my way all over (really only a tiny little portion of) the largest state in the union. I lived in Anchorage for a grand total of 13 years and I loved every minute of it!
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