The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race may be one of the most famous sled dog races in the world but another 300-mile led dog race in Alaska may be the toughest of all.
The Copper Basin 300 is known to be the toughest 300 miles in Alaska because mushers must drive their team over a 4,085-foot high peak, through creeks and rivers amid temperatures that can drop to 40 and 50 degrees below zero.
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The 352-mile Iditarod is run in early March from Settler’s Bay to Nome, Alaska. Temperatures are slightly warmer than January’s Copper Basin 300, which began earlier this month in downtown Glennallen.
According to Alaska’s KTUU, 43 teams started the Copper Basin 300 and were competing for a $20,000 purse. The winner took home $7,000.
That winner was Nicolas Petit, won also won the Knik 200 Joe Redington Sr. Memorial Sled Dog Race earlier this month.
Petit, who placed third in last year’s Iditarod, won in a time of 37 hours, 51 minutes. He plans to participate in the 2018 Iditarod.
In the 2014 running of the Iditarod, Petit pulled out of the race despite running in third place at the time over concerns about some of his team’s health.
With his team in prime condition, and Petit full of confidence, he looks ready to win the famed Iditarod.
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