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Nathan Schroeder won his second consecutive John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon on Wednesday afternoon. Find out where everyone else is on the trail.
Nathan Schroeder, of Chisholm, won the 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon today, arriving at the finish line at Billy’s Bar in Rice Lake Township at 1:19 p.m. His closest competitor, Keith Aili, of Ray, was about two hours behind.
Officials with the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon said Wednesday morning they expect the race winner to cross the finish line at about 1 p.m.
The wind and wind-driven and drifted snow has bedeviled mushers in this year’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, slowing the trail and stressing the dogs.
Several veteran mushers and past John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon champions agreed Monday that this year’s race is shaping up to be slower than normal.
Ross Fraboni won the John Beargrease mid-distance sled dog race Monday. It was the second time he ran the 113-mile race along the North Shore.
Ross Fraboni, of Duluth, won the John Beargrease mid-distance sled dog race Monday with a time of 9 hours, 4 minutes, 31 seconds.
Musher Keith Aili of Ray and his team were in the lead of the 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon as of 10:15 a.m. Monday, according to GPS tracking on the race website.
Musher Blake Freking beamed broadly Sunday as dogs yapped and handlers readied his excited team for the start of the 374-mile John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
She’ll be in just her second sled dog race and Elizabeth Nelson will be far younger and less seasoned than most of her competitors in the mid-distance event of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
The brutal cold expected throughout this week’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will take a toll on two-legged participants, a veteran musher said.
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is set to begin Sunday at East High School. While the event begins at 1:02 p.m., the street closures will start at 8 a.m.
The yipping and yowling of 300 huskies will echo at East High School on Sunday afternoon. The resurrected John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, a celebration of winter in the North, is on.
Alaska was barely a state, the Iditarod Trail was fading from memory, and sled dogs were largely replaced by snowmobiles and airplanes when Minnesota native Dan Seavey followed a childhood dream to Seward.