Jacksonville Beach Doctor Among Two Americans Dog Sledding The Arctic

Larry Daugherty has wanted to race a dog sled in the deep snow of the Arctic since he was 10.So the Mayo Clinic oncology doctor, now 37, filled that desire with mountain climbing and other wintertime sports until he chanced upon a tiny ad from European cold-weather gear maker Fjällräven.Now the Jacksonville Beach father of five has won a contest that puts him at the helm of a team of huskies April 9-13, trekking across the Arctic tundra between Signaldalen, Norway, and Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland. One of 20 who will run in the 186-mile dog Fjällräven Polar sled event, Daugherty said this fills that dream of running Alaska’s famed Iditarod dog sled race.Read more here: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-01-21/story/jacksonville-beach-doctor-among-2-americans-dog-sledding-arctic

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