When Albert Lewis moved to Alaska from Lake Tahoe, California, a couple of years ago, he brought with him the usual misperceptions and misunderstandings about sled dog racing. He was an avid fan of dogs, but like most opponents of the sport of racing sled dogs, he had no experience with the real deal. Then he went to the 2012 Iditoard ceremonial start on Fourth Avenue in Anchorage -- and it literally rocked his world!
Albert Lewis became a believer, and like most converts, he immersed himself in the sport and began searching for a way to become involved on a meaningful level. It didn't take Albert long to determine how his considerable skills might contribute to the sport of sled dog racing. A book on the athletes of the Iditarod, the dogs who run 1,000 miles, would be his entry ticket.
Albert Lewis is posting "sneak peeks" of each kennel visit at the Facebook page for "Born to Run: Athletes of the Iditarod."