With classes ranging from kick-sledding through to open class, the Red Sled Dog Classic, in Winnipeg, Manitoba drew a large number of high caliber racing teams. Many teams, though, withdrew prior to the start due to the cold temperatures and high winds.Teams on Saturday awoke to temperatures dipping to -34F with a wind chill of -48F. The first day races went ahead with Eddy Streeper winning the open class in a time of 38:10 over the 14 mile course. Rob Peebles followed with a time of 39:36 and third place went to Murray McGunigal in a time of 39:51. Racers fought hard against the winds and frigid temperatures, with Streeper commenting that the trail seemed more like 20 miles in the very cold temperatures.Day two events started out as planned with the smaller classes racing, but the 8-dog and open class races were cancelled due to the increasing winds and dipping temperatures.
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