Top rookie: Salmon-fueled Sass is a Musher to Watch

Running the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is normally a surefire weight-loss plan. Lose 19 pounds in nine days!But despite constant pedaling and ski-poling from the runners of his sled, Eureka musher Brent Sass looked in the mirror today and realized he’d actually packed on pounds during the 975-mile marathon from Willow to Nome.“I’ve learned how to take care of myself on these trips. I probably ate 20 pounds of salmon strips,” said Sass, who has completed six Yukon Quests including a 5th-place finish this year.Read more here:


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