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Musher Nic Petit wins Knik 200 for the second year in a row

  • Author: Julia O'Malley
  • Updated: January 7, 2018
  • Published January 7, 2018

Iditarod veteran Nic Petit won the Knik 200 Joe Redington Sr. Memorial Sled Dog Race for the second year in a row Sunday morning, beating a number of seasoned mushers including four-time Iditarod champ Lance Mackey.

Petit crossed the finish line at Deshka Landing at 7:55 a.m. with 11 dogs in harness and one in his sled.

Brenda Mackey, Lance Mackey's niece, followed at 8:02 a.m. with 12 dogs, and Dave Turner came next at 8:05 a.m., according to the race's Facebook page.  Ray Redington placed fourth at 8:44 with 11 dogs. Fifth-place Lance Mackey finished at 8:49.

The Knik 200 is the first race of the 2018 mushing season and is a qualifier for the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest.

Find all the standings here.