It was a lightning fast 12 mile trail at the Western Canadian Sled Dog Championships in Fort Smith this past weekend.
Sholto Douglas is the President of the Thebacha Dog Mushers Association. He says it was a tight two day race between mushers.
“The race ended up between Anthony Beck and Quebec’s Eric Laforest, and Eric ended up squeezing out Anthony by just over 5 seconds. He ended up with a time of 78:22:80, Anthony was at 78:28:02, and then in third place was TJ Fordy with 80:00:40. Even Danny Beaulieu was at 80 minutes and 15 seconds for fifth,” explained Douglas.
The turning point of the race happened on Saturday when Yellowknife’s Zach Campbell had to carry one of his dog’s half way on the trail, pushing him back from first, to fourth place.
Fort Resolution will host another Sled Dog race this weekend, ahead of the Canadian Championship 150 race in Yellowknife March 25th.