Evanston Native Prepping for Iditarod Dog-Sled Race

Hugh Neff has been fascinated by Native American culture ever since he was a Boy Scout growing up in Evanston. As an adult, the graduate of Loyola Academy in Wilmette moved to Alaska to live with the Athabascan people and experience native culture – including dog sled racing, or mushing – firsthand.Now Neff, 44, has proved his mastery of mushing by winning the 2012 Yukon Quest dog sled race. Early in the morning on Feb. 14, after 9 days, 16 hours and five minutes of racing against 23 competitors, Neff won the 1,000-mile race a mere 26 seconds ahead of Allen Moore. The finish marked the closest race in the Yukon Quest’s history to date.Read more here: http://evanston.suntimes.com/news/10933992-418/evanston-native-prepping-for-saturdays-iditarod-dog-sled-race.html

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