FAIRBANKS — Nenana musher Rick Mackey won the Nenana Tripod Dog Race, a two-day sled dog race, after being the first of seven mushers to finish Sunday in Nenana.
Mackey finished the race, which required mushers to travel 40 miles each day with a team comprised of at least 10 dogs, in 7 hours, 8 minutes and 52 seconds.
Bill Cotter took second in 7:23:54, while Jenn Pratt rounded out the top three with a time of 7:39:56.
Nick Lehr (8:18:33) finished fourth, Clarence Ess (8:32:02) fifth and Mark May (8:38:46) sixth.
Darryl Krause was the last musher to cross the finish line, as he captured seventh place in 9:40:00.
Mackey won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1983 and also captured the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race title in 1997.
His brother, Lance, is a four-time champion in both the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.
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