Streeper wins sixth world sled dog championship in Alaska

For his sixth time, and first since 2010, Buddy Streeper is the Fur Rendezvous Open World Champion, after winning the prestigious Fur Rondy race in Anchorage, Alaska on Feb. 25.

"It was an absolute dream run out there. The trail's perfect, the team's perfect. It's a ride you're always going to remember, and it was a championship run," Streeper told the Anchorage Daily News.

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Streeper finished first out of all 21 mushers in the three-day, 75-mile race with a time of 4:14:51.

The race consists of a 25-mile race over the same course each day, Friday to Sunday. Streeper was second on the first day by one second, but went on to take the lead for the remainder of the weekend. He had the fastest time on day two, and was second on day three, behind Lina Streeper, Buddy’s wife, by a whole minute.

Lina’s day three time was 1:23:21 and she finished the race in 11th place.

The race has been held by the Alaskan Sled Dog and Racing Association every year since 1946. Streeper first won the world championship in 2004, and won the title four times in a row from 2007 to 2010, according to the Daily News.

The Streepers own and operate Streeper Kennels in Fort Nelson. They were not immediately available for comment Monday morning.

To find out more about the Streeper's times on the weekend, and the history of the Fur Rondy race, visit www.asdra.org.

sports@ahnfsj.ca 

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