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Mackey wins third straight Iditarod sled dog race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Lance Mackey cruised to victory in the 1,100-mile (1,774-km) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, winning Alaska’s most popular sporting event for the third consecutive year.
FIVE dogs have died in this year’s Iditarod, so far. Please do a balanced, FAIR, story which includes the various cruelty aspects to the dogs in this race.
The number of dogs that died during this event certainly should have been in the story. We did a follow-up yesterday when the last musher crossed the line, and we did include the canine fatalities: GBU Editor
Current Iditarod champion Lance Mackey is seeking his third consecutive victory as his team leaves the chute during the official restart of the Iditarod Race in Willow Alaska March 8, 2009. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder