A fairy tale ending to my first Open World Championship Sled Dog Sprint Race, Fur Rondy 2010! What a privilege it was to have the opportunity to drive some of the finest sprint dogs in the world. My team consisted of 18 “Steeper Streakers” from the kennel of Terry and Bud Streeper from Fort Nelson, BC. Read about my race in the Anchorage Daily News by clicking here.
In light of a particularly wonderful weekend, the Husky Homestead Team invited 5-time World Champion Sprint Racer Bud Streeper to ride with me during the Ceremonial Start! I hope he can stand the pace!
As much fun as I had this past weekend averaging over 17 mph for 75 miles in three days of racing, I would be lying if I told you it was any more fun than I had yesterday driving 19 of my Nome bound Iditarod super stars at 9.5 mph for 50 miles. Truly one of the best teams I have ever brought to the starting line of Iditarod. I hope that I can do the team justice.
Keep an eye out for the young team of Dave DeCaro from Husky Homestead, driving 16 future champions in their rookie run. Best of luck to Dave!
Want to know how to follow the race? Start with a subscription to the Iditarod Insider! Click here for a link. Videos from the start, the trail and of course the finish! Also – get your GPS tracker here!
Another great way to get some ‘insider’ information is right here on our blog. Donna will once again be putting together her take on the race, the mushers, the trail and everything in between. Stay tuned for her updates!
Alright! Off for another run…
See you in Anchorage!