Egil Ellis Runs Away with Fifth Straight Open North American Title

Egil Ellis celebrated his birthday a day late Sunday when his sled dog team turned in another amazing third-day run to win the GCI Open North American Championship in downtown Fairbanks.Trailing Salcha’s Arleigh Reynolds by 12 seconds going into Sunday’s final 27.5-mile heat, Ellis beat Reynolds by almost two minutes Sunday to claim his record 12th ONAC crown and became the first musher in the history of the race to win five consecutive years.Read more here:


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