No one has won the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon three straight times.
Jason Barron of Lincoln, Mont., will begin that quest today against what is widely considered one of the toughest and deepest fields in the event’s 27 races.
Imagine running four marathons a day for 11 days straight. Throw in biting winds, blinding snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures. Unthinkable, isn’t it? Yet that’s exactly what dogs in the Iditarod will be forced to do over the next few weeks.
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