Young Mushers are Nipping at Veterans’ Heels

Josh Cadzow is a 24-year-old Athabascan from Fort Yukon racing his first Iditarod, and he’s got a ready answer when asked if John Baker, the defending champion who is also an Alaska Native, inspires him.Baker has already won an Iditarod championship, Cadzow said, almost with a shrug.”He did his goal. Now it’s my goal,” he said.There is respect in his voice, but no awe. Cadzow is part of a group of 25-and-under mushers staking its claim in a sport dominated by racers with AARP cards.Read more here:


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