February 6, 2009—Park City, Utah—Melanie Shirilla from Lincoln, Mont., posted the fastest time on Day Seven of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 3:05:49. Krista Halsnes from Steamboat Springs, Colo., came in second with a time of 3:08:21; Ken Josefsen was third with a time of 3:12:24.
In overall times, Shirilla leads with a time of 22:35:32. Wendy Davis from Lander, Wyo., is second with a time of 23:42:27, and Sam Perrino from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in Canada is in third with 23:53:25.
The race concludes tomorrow, Saturday, February 7, at Quinn’s Junction in Park City, Utah. Scheduled events for February 7 include “Meet the Mushers” at 10 a.m., followed by the final stage of the IPSSSDR at noon. Immediately after the IPSSSDR, Junior Mushers will participate in their own race at 2 p.m.
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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