The 75th running of the Open North American Championships was worth the wait. After the storied race was canceled last year just days before hitching the sleds, the Alaska Dog Mushers Association made an effort to host the event in 2021 by any means necessary. They pulled it off and it was something to write home about.
After three days and over 200 minutes on one of the fasted trails in the sport, the race was determined by 1.7 seconds - the closest margin in history - and it took a record-breaking performance to do so.
“We didn’t know, nobody knew,” said ADMA Board Member Jennifer Probert-Erhart said of organization tallying up the times.
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