Will Hugh Neff Parlay Yukon Quest Victory Into Iditarod Title, Like Mackey?

After 23-year-old Willow musher Dallas Seavey won the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race as a rookie in 2011, he became an odds-on favorite for the big prize — the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race – a couple weeks later. Some tagged him leader of the young guns in the old sport of long-distance, sled-dog racing and a potential Iditarod victor. But his team never marched into contention. They hung with the leaders going north from Willow to the Bering Sea coast, and then put on a powerful surge to finish a more-than-respectable fourth.Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/will-hugh-neff-parlay-yukon-quest-victory-iditarod-title-mackey


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