‘Denali Doubles’ Sled Dog Race Returns For 2013

One of the most exciting sled dog races on the 2010 race calendar was four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King’s inaugural run of the Denali Doubles, with a first-place purse of $10,000 which drew a broad spectrum of mushers from across Alaska — and even from beyond the state’s borders. Reporter Mike Campbell put it succinctly in a 2010 article: “Leave it to Jeff King, the Benjamin Franklin of mushing, to come up with a new way to race dogs.”Campbell explained his reasoning by listing Jeff’s singular contributions to the sport, such as the sit-down tail-dragger sled, hooking up dogs without necklines, and letting his dogs swim to build shoulder muscles. 2010 was also the year Jeff contributed in another way: He wrote a $50,000 check to the Iditarod “to bolster a slipping purse.”Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/denali-doubles-sled-dog-race-returns-2013


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