Iditarod 2008 is done – it’s Mackey.

Iditarod sled dog race, 2008, Anchorage, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Well, just as I was winding down and about to go to bed, the news comes in. Lance Mackey wins the 2008 Iditarod. What an amazing achievement! He won the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod last year, and repeated both wins this year. 1100 miles down the frozen Yukon River, and virtually the same set of dogs wins the 1000 mile Iditarod. They said nobody could ever win both. He won both in 2007 and just won’ em again. Congrats Lance.

Jeff King, 4-time winner, is about an hour behind, and looks set to take 2nd place.

Cheers

Carl

PS – Here’s a Photo of Lance in the 2009 Race.

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9 thoughts on “Iditarod 2008 is done – it’s Mackey.

  1. Beth Lunsford

    It is an amazing achievement. Didn’t he have some kind of cancer at one time? Great race!!

  2. Snow- white Elvelady

    Hi!!!

    I´ve read a lot about Iditarod, although it´s quite a long time ago this year.
    I´ve got a question: What´s about Sigrid Ekran?
    In a newspaper I read she´s the winner of Iditarod, but you mentioned another name, so I´m really confused now.
    Maybe I´m to stupid to understand, because I´m not from Alaska. Nevertheless, please help me!!!

    Thanks in advance.

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