Chukchi Musher with Alaskan Ties Carries the Olympic Torch

Fairbanks, AK – The Olympic flame traveled by dogsled through the capital of Chukotka in Russia earlier this week. The torch was carried by Russian musher Mikhail Telpin, who has run his traditional Chukchi sled dogs in both of Alaska’s longest sled dog races.A thick crowd lined the streets of Anadyr to cheer for musher Mikhail Telpin and his six round fluffy sled dogs on Monday as they carried the Olympic torch through Chukotka’s capital. [sound] Telpin and his lead dogs Ayvacal and Bumpa completed an arduous Red Lantern run of Yukon Quest back in 2012.Read more here:


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