2008 ESPY Award Evades Mackey

by Sleddoggin Staff on April 7, 2011

Lance Mackey was once again nominated for Best Outdoor Athlete this year in the world famous ESPY awards – but, alas, the award eluded the 2-time Iditarod & 4-time Yukon Quest champion.

The award’s winner; was disabled mountain climber, Scott Smiley. In 2005 while in Iraq, Smiley was severely injured during a suicide blast – and suffered blindness resulting from the accident. Smiley climbed Washington’s Mount Rainer – while overcoming this disability.

Though Lance didn’t win this race – he stated from his site that it was an absolute honor to be nominated for the award.

Related posts:

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  2. Lance Mackey Wins 4th Consecutive Yukon Quest
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  4. The 25 Toughest Athletes of 2008 – Sports Illustrated
  5. Iditarod 2008 – The Race Is On!


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