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Alaska – Lance Mackey – Dog Sledding

Lance Mackey is a legendary dog musher and dog sled racer out of Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2007, Mackey became the first person to win both the Iditarod and the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest races in the same year (a feat once labeled impossible).

In fact, he’s won both races four times each. Lance followed in the footsteps of his father, Dick (also a former dog sled racer). Mackey continues to reside in his native Alaska.

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