by Kevin Wells
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
In an interview with Channel 2 News, 2009 Iditarod champion Lance Mackey talks about his team's outstanding performance on the trail.
Kevin Wells: The dogs coming into today look great. It was like they had just started the race. That had to be the sight to see.
Lance Mackey: That's the highlight of my race right there, not winning another new truck, not winning gold along the way, but my team made it to the finish line acting like they were leaving the starting line. That's exactly what every musher here wants to see happen. Not just myself, but that's my personal goal every year, is to try to get as many dogs here as possible happy and healthy. I have 15 of 16. My job is done. That's all I can say.
Kevin Wells: This was a race until about a 128 mile run you took from Takotna after your 24 hour layover all the way to the half way point of Iditarod. What happened there to make that run happen?