K300

03122012k3001The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has announced the first 17 mushers for next January’s race. Lance Mackey is back in Bethel as he begins his next comeback to the sport of mushing. Mackey, who’s best K300 finish is third place, has vowed to return until he wins  first place in the the world’s highest paying mid-distance race, and third highest paying annual race overall.

Repeat champions Martin and Rohn Buser are also in the field, along with 2011 champion Paul Gebhardt. DeeDee Jonrowe returns to the YK Delta, along with Joar Ulsom, Ken Anderson, Aaron Burmeister, and Tony Browning.
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2014 K300 champion Rohn Buser congratulates his lead dogs after his 2nd Kuskokwim 300 win. Photo by Mike Martz/KYUK.

2014 K300 champion Rohn Buser congratulates his lead dogs after his 2nd Kuskokwim 300 win.

The Kuskowkim 300 Sled Dog race is now a 12-dog event. The race committee decided this fall to lower the dog limit from 14 to 12.

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After months of dirt, ice, and bare ground, the recent snowfall means it’s time again for sled dog racing on the Y-K Delta. The K300 race manager is Zach Fansler.
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Kristy Berington, 29, Kasilof

Kristy Berington, 29, Kasilof

The K300 banquet and awards ceremony took place in Bethel last night. Kristy Berington of Kasilof took home two prestigious awards. One was the “Humanitarian Award” for the good care she took of her dog team. She also received the “Sportsmanship Award” which is voted on by other mushers for helping to stop Mike William Sr.’s run-away dog team.
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