Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race Underway

Jillian Taylor is a registered nurse, but Tuesday she traded her scrubs for a heavy-duty snow suit, toque, mitts, and 12 dogs and a sled.She’s racing in the 12-dog Canadian Challenge sled dog race. The race is a 500 kilometer trek from Prince Albert and through the Saskatchewan wilderness that finishes in La Ronge. Mushers and their dogs are put to the test on lake trails, through bush, and of course, they have to deal with the harsh winter weather.The trails and the weather aren’t the only challenges. “When you’re going on about 48 hours and you haven’t really slept it’s really challenging. It can sometimes be hard to keep focused and make the right decisions. You just have to push through it and know there will be sleep at the end,” Taylor said.Read more here: http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/northern-sask-sled-dog-race-underway-1.1163521

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