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Iron Dog Day 7: Morgan and Olds win 2019 race
« on: February 26, 2019, 10:37:31 AM »
Iron Dog Day 7: Morgan and Olds win 2019 race
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Iron-Dog-Day-7-2019-winners-roll-into-fairbanks.html
Feb 23, 2019

For the second year in a row, Team No. 10, of Mike Morgan and Chris Olds, have claimed the Iron Dog title, arriving first in Fairbanks on Saturday.

The duo finished the race with a course time of 34 hours, 27 minutes and 31 seconds, taking home $10,000 for winning the race on Polaris snowmachines.

“It’s surreal, I don’t even have words for it,” Morgan said at the finish line.

He and Olds are the first back-to-back champions since Mark McKenna and Dusty VanMeter, back in 2013....
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Re: Iron Dog Day 7: Morgan and Olds win 2019 race
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 10:41:39 AM »
https://www.irondog.org/race-tracking/pro-class-2017/?view=checkpoints

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The first Iron Dog event started in 1984, in Big Lake following the Northern Route of the Historic Iditarod Trail to Nome. The event began as the “Iron Dog Iditarod”, but the name was quickly changed the next year to the “Gold Rush Classic”, in 1990 the race was recognized as the “Iron Dog Gold Rush Classic” for a decade until Tesoro Corporation became a title sponsor, thus recognizing the event as the “Tesoro Iron Dog”. Today, we simply refer to the race and ourselves as The Iron Dog. The event was sponsored by the Alaska National Guard from 2009-2016 which allowed the Iron Dog to grow significantly.

Today’s Iron Dog course distance is over 2,000 miles, starting in Big Lake with a halfway stop in Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants cover some of Alaska’s the most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race. All teams in race classes are a team of two persons and two snowmobiles for safety....

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