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Streeper warms up for Fur Rondy with Stage Stop victory

Blayne Streeper of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, won the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race on Saturday with a cumulative time of 18 hours, 43 minutes, 20 seconds.

He was followed by John Stewart (19:09:55) and David Turner (19:49:41). Ryan Redington finished eighth in the field of 16 with a total time of 21:19:35.

The race, which began Feb. 1, faced tough weather conditions. Friday's leg was cancelled when heavy, blowing snow made it impossible for groomers to set the trail.

Streeper, a former Fur Rondy race champion, will return to Anchorage for that race, as will his uncle, Eddy Streeper, also a former Rondy champ. The Rondy race runs Feb. 21-23.


Anchorage Daily News