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The hard work — and perks — of running an Alaskan sled dog kennel

Mar 25, 2022
David Monson, owner of a sled dog kennel, says racing in Alaska’s wilderness is “a magical experience.”
David Monson, owner of Trail Breaker Kennel, doesn't think of his job as work. "I look at it as the opportunity to experience what a lot of people don’t.”
Photo courtesy Tekla Monson

The "Last Great Race on Earth" requires a lot of cash and commitment

Mar 6, 2020
With an entry fee of $4,000 and a guaranteed win of $1,049, racing in the Iditarod requires a lot of cash and commitment.
The annual Iditarod is a 1,000-mile sled dog race in Alaska.
Iditarod.com/Julie Schroder