Topeka Native Trying to Qualify for 2014 Iditarod

Topeka native Nicholas Guy’s days revolve around training dogs that will compete in the Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race and other long-distance races.Guy, a 2003 graduate of Topeka West High School now living in Anchorage, Alaska, competed Jan. 12 in his first sled dog race as a musher. The 300-mile race, called the Copper Basin 300, is considered one of the toughest mid-distance races in the world.”This year, it was a warm temperature, around freezing, 22 to 40 degrees,” Guy said, describing the Copper Basin 300. “It made for sloppy trails and makes (the race) slow. There were blizzard conditions on one of the peaks, with 50 mph winds.”Read more here:


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