February 4, 2009—Jackson, Wyoming—Melanie Shirilla from Lincoln, Mont., posted the fastest time in Day Five of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 4:16:35. Bruce Magnusson from Manchester, Mich., came in a very close second with 4:16:52. In third, Jerry Bath from Lander, Wyo., had a time of 4:18:19.
Overall, Shirilla keeps the lead with a time of 14:27:01. In second place, Sam Perrino from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in Canada has a time of 15:07:21. Magnusson is third in the overall rankings with a time of 15:11:17.
On Thursday, February 5, teams will race from Lake Viva Naughton near Kemmerer/Diamondville before proceeding to Evanston, Lyman/Mountain View, and finally Park City, Utah, for the final stage and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 7.
With its unique dog-friendly “stage stop” racing format, the IPSSSDR stops in a different community each night, allowing the host towns to show their hospitality. Festivities for mushers and spectators alike include pancake feeds, dog parades, banquets, carnivals, and snowshoe softball.
The Pedigree® brand actively supports a wide range of programs that promote responsible pet ownership and highlight the contributions dogs make to society.
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