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Area racers all set for Iron Dog

Racers preparing for this year's edition of the...starting from Big Lake. Of the 37 teams and 74 racers, there are 27 rookies, four father-son...following is a closer look at the Peninsula racers that will line up for the ceremonial start...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-02-20/area-racers-all-set-for-iron-dog
Sports
Four Peninsula riders ready for Iron Dog experience

Racers preparing for this year's edition of the...starting from Big Lake.Of the 37 teams and 74 racers, there are 27 rookies, four father-son...following is a closer look at the Peninsula racers that will line up for the ceremonial start...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-02-23/four-peninsula-riders-ready-for-ir
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Monday night: Soldotna's Scott Davis has Iron Dog lead

...Anchorage's Aaron Bartel, had the lead in the Iron Dog on Monday night. Davis, a seven-time champion, and Bartel were the first racers to Galena, where they declared their eight-hour layover at 5:56 p.m. The next team was just four minutes behind. McGrath...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-02-23/soldotnas-scott-davis-has-iron-dog
Sports
Mushers embark on new route across Alaska as Iditarod begins

...which is designed to let fans interact with mushers, the staggered start in Fairbanks is all business for participants. Racers leave the starting chute in two-minute intervals. The first musher to reach the finish line will pocket $70,000, which...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-09/mushers-embark-on-new-route-across-a
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Seaveys take top spots in Nome

...youngest winner, Mitch became its oldest at 53. A total of 78 mushers began this year's race March 9 in Fairbanks. Nine racers later scratched, and one was disqualified. Two dogs have died this year, including one that was hit by a car after getting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-18/1-2-seavey-finish-in-nome
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Fox, Gibson qualify for Junior Nationals

...Soldotna's Sadie Fox and Kenai Central's Addison Gibson led area skiers at Besh Cup 6 at Birch Hill in Fairbanks on Sunday. Racers competed in classic interval starts.The finishes also earned Gibson and Fox slots on Team Alaska, which will represent the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-02-01/fox-gibson-qualify-for-junior-nati
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Crowd gathers in Fairbanks to remember legendary musher

...with B-cell lymphoma.Attla was known as the "Huslia Hustler" and was widely considered to be the best sprint sled dog racer ever to compete. In his career, he won eight North American Open Championship titles and 10 Fur Rendezvous World Championship...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-18/crowd-gathers-in-fairbanks-to-rememb
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On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides

...sport on its twisting sled run. For $75, visitors on winter Saturdays can take a skeleton ride on the wild slide. While racers take running jumps onto their sleds and can exceed 80 mph, visitors are pushed off about halfway down the run and can hit 30...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-03-05/on-the-wild-slide-lake-placid-si
Outdoors
Soldotna's Scott Davis claims 2nd in Iron Dog

...Huntington, of Galena, was the top Interior racer in the race, joining with Wasilla's Todd...featuring a partnership between a rising young racer and a veteran. Quam, 44, said not many racers his age win the grueling Iron Dog, and that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-02-28/soldotnas-scott-davis-claims-2nd-i
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Famed Alaskan musher George Attla dies at 81

...the biggest shooting star came down. He made it. My mom told me so."Attla was widely considered the best sprint sled dog racer to ever compete.He captivated fans with his underdog story. He suffered tuberculosis as a boy, spending much of his childhood...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-16/famed-alaskan-musher-george-attla-di
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