IDITAROD MUSHER JEFF KING TO ENTER FUR RONDY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SLED DOG RACE

Rondy welcomes Jeff King, legendary distance musher, to the Rondy World Championship Sled Dog Races, as a Rookie.Jeff King, celebrity musher and author, often referred to as “Winningest Musher in the World”, has confirmed that he will be running the World Championship Sled Dog Races for the first time. As a champion of multiple distance and stage races, Mr. King is eager to test his skills in the sprint discipline of sled dog racing- “Running the Rondy has long been a goal of mine and will be a welcome challenge giving me the ultimate experience in sprint racing. I am beyond excited and am shopping for spandex!” Blayne “Buddy” Streeper, multiple champion of sprint races and reigning three time champion of The Rondy World Championship Sled Dog Races says, “The Fur Rondy is the ultimate dog race. To run through the streets of Anchorage, in such a history filled race, with thousands of cheering fans- I get goose bumps thinking of the event. I welcome Mr. King to The Rondy, and look forward to having him race a Streeper Kennels team for his inaugural race.” Streeper continues, “This year I have the opportunity to become the only musher in history to win four consecutive Rondy titles.”The Rondy World Championship Sled Dog Races are produced in partnership between Greater Anchorage Inc and the Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association. Christine Tozier, President of the Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association, said “Registration for the race will formally open on November 1; we anticipate strong participation with the continued success of this race.” Ernie Hall, President of the Rondy Board of Directors said “We welcome participation from mushers from other areas of the sport and predict that the trend will continue with our continued elevation of the Rondy World Championship Sled Dog Races and sprint mushing as a whole.” With the recent announcement of a guaranteed minimum purse of $80,000, the Rondy WCSDR continues to solidify its place as the premier sprint event in sled dog racing. Tudor Road Bingo Center and HotWire Electric are the major sponsors for the race. Jeff King, Husky Homestead – (907) 683-2904 – http://www.facebook.com/l/;huskyhomestead.comBlayne “Buddy” Streeper – (250) 774-2991 – http://www.facebook.com/l/;streeperkennels.comErnie Hall, President – Rondy Board of Directors– 529-0222 Susan Duck, Executive Director, Rondy – 351-9979To hear a live broadcast interview with Jeff King, go to www.mushing.com and click on the podcast icon in the upper right of page.

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