Pete Kaiser is the winner of the Kuskokwim 300 dog sled race for the third straight year; he crossed the finish line in his hometown of Bethel at 10:37am Sunday morning.
The race from Bethel to Aniak and back starts at 6:30pm on January 20th.
The Kuskokwim 300 starts this Friday, and Diana Haecker will be running the race for the first time.
Two dogs were injured—one fatally—in the attack before the bull muskox was killed in what officials call a clear case of “defense of life or property.”
Mushers from Nome, Aniak, Bethel, and Akiak are among the more than 60 sign-ups for the 2016 Iditarod.
Kaiser is the first Bethel musher to win the race in 29 years.
Twenty-five mushers will take off from Bethel over a fast, icy trail to Aniak and back Friday night in the 36th annual running of the Kuskokwim 300.
Race Manager Zach Fansler said the $400 entry fee for the 300-mile mid-distance race has been dropped for 2015.
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Rolland Trowbridge, from Nome, earned the Red Lantern award Sunday in Bethel in the 2014 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. Finishing with 10 dogs just before…