Champion Musher Jeff King enters teams in their place.
Jackson, Wyoming – January 28, 2009 – Two teams have withdrawn from the 2009 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) because of injuries received in recent races, announced Race Director Frank Teasley. Jamie Nelson from Togo, Minn., withdrew with a shoulder injury, and Emil Inauen of Switzerland sustained an injury racing in France’s Grand Odyssee. Alaska’s champion musher Jeff King will enter two teams in the race to replace Nelson and Inauen.
“It’s very unfortunate that Jamie and Emil won’t be racing with us this year,” said Teasley. “However, the addition of Jeff King will certainly bring additional excitement to the race.”
King’s victories include not only the 1,049-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2006, but also more than two dozen first place finishes in races all across Alaska. During the past 20 years, the champion musher has logged more than 100,000 miles on a dog sled.
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