Lev Shvarts, seen here arriving at the finish line in Nome, is competing in his sixth Iditarod this year. - Willow, AK
‘Suck it up and get moving’: Willow musher prepares for 2021 Iditarod
Lev Shvarts is gearing up for his sixth Iditarod. He said that he’s determined to do better in this race than any previous attempt, and he has the sled dog team to make it happen.
“It’s the best team I’ve ever had… I feel like it’s an experienced outfit… I think they’re ready. They’re in a good place,” Shvarts said.
Mushing is a full-time job, especially for those looking to prevail through the Iditarod. Shvarts is busily attending to his dogs and making his final preparations for their long and arduous trek. He said that he’s been training all year, and the amount of time for peak physical conditioning varies by dog.
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