Fear the Seaveys in second half of Iditarod

Jeff King last won an Iditarod in 2006. During that race, the first three days were spent settling into an even schedule of run-versus-rest. King patiently waited until the second half of the race to start pushing his dog team past the competition and on to victory.Times have changed. Nowadays, if you are not racing out of the gate in Willow, expect to be left behind. Take an extra one or two hours rest in any of the Alaska Range checkpoints, and your race standings will plummet as a bevy of talented and experienced dog drivers pounce and pass. Parity has become the norm in Iditarod 40, with 15 legitimate contenders at this point. The 55-year-old King has obviously learned the “new” ways, which just goes to prove you can teach an old dog new tricks.Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/fear-seaveys-second-half-iditarod


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