This is absolutely AMAZING!
This Musher Lance Mackey is not only an amazing Driver, with an Amazing team, but he also cares deeply about his Dogs. Not to mention the fact that he
has survived Cancer, and the hardships resulting from such, and still he competes and reigns victorious.
He even discussed how the Truck he won in 2007 was given as a gift to his Wife, then the Truck he won in 2008 was traded in for a Sports Car, BUT, he
plans to keep his Third Candy Apple Red Truck (PLUS $69,000!).
It must also be noted that Mackey is the very same individual last week who criticized and warned the other Mushers that they were Pushing themselves,
and their Teams, far too quickly, with far too little rest. One of the Rookies who DID follow such a path of Driving too hard, ended up being the
Owner of the Dogs that died during this years Iditarod. (The Rookie claims that the dogs must have frozen to death in the Cold Winds, and this is
plausible if they were Pointer, Hound, or Non-Arctic Crosses, which typically lack the Cold Weather Endurability of the Pure Siberian Huskies, and
Alaskan Huskies composed of Pure Arctic/Spitz Mixes).
This years Iditarod was declared by MANY to be the COLDEST race they have ever remembered Participating in during their Lifetimes/Careers. A few days
ago they were facing down Temperatures of -5 Degrees Fahrenheit Below Zero, with Wind Chills of -35 Degrees Fahrenheit Below Zero. The past couple of
days however they have been facing down Temperatures hovering around -10 Degrees Fahrenheit Below Zero, with Wind Chills Registering -50 Degrees
Fahrenheit Below Zero, and possibly even lower.
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