Mathieu Devred of Whitehorse, Yukon, and his lead dog Sheriff, after setting the latest track record for the 6 dog class 6.2 miles. Nina Ruckhaus Warf photo - Fairbanks, Alaska
Devred sets track record en route to LNAC victory
Another race, another track record for musher Mathieu Devred.
Devred and his six-dog team set a record pace of 22:36.9 on the eight-mile trail at Jeff Studdert Racegrounds back in February during the Alaska Dog Mushers Association Gold Run.
On Sunday, he topped his old record, completing the course in 22:30 to win the six-dog class of the Limited North American Championships. That was after he set a new track record on Saturday’s 6.2 mile heat of 17:14.7. His final elapsed time was 57:04.5.
Sunday was the third and final day of the LNAC, held under brilliantly sunny skies, although temperatures were a bit on the frosty side on Friday and Saturday. The race was dedicated to Carol Kleckner, a fierce advocate for sled dogs who won ADMA championships in every category, other than the open. Kleckner died in January.
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