Buddy Streeper wins seventh Fur Rendezvous sled dog race

Buddy Streeper defended his Open World Championship title by winning the 2019 Fur Rendezvous Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 24 for the seventh time. 

Streeper's time of 1:21:34 in the final leg was more than three minutes faster than the second place finisher. He won the race as a whole by four minutes and 23 seconds. Streeper's wife, Lina, was sixth with the other Streeper Kennel team. 

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It was a tough week for Buddy, who blew a tire on his way to Anchorage for the race, and lost a dog in the city on Saturday, although the dog was found safe and sound. 

The Streepers are now headed to Fairbanks, Alaska for the Open North American race. Buddy was first there last year and Lina finished second. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.

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