Streeper posts fastest time in Pinedale Stage of IPSSSDR, leads Overall
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR)
January 31, 2011
Averaging 16.5 miles per hour, Blayne Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, sprinted to a first place finish in Day Three of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 2:18:13 on the 38-mile course from Pinedale to Cora, Wyoming.
Anna Bjorklund from Kiruna, Sweden, came in second with a time of 2:23:24. Aaron Burmeister from Nenana, Alaska, was third for the day with 2:27:35.
In cumulative times, Streeper leads the race with a total time of 5:25:15; Bjorklund is second with 5:33:46; and Aaron Peck from Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, is third with 5:39:55.
Following Day Three’s race, teams departed for Big Piney for a Dutch Oven reception at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, February 1, teams will race a 64-mile course from Big Piney.
The 2011 IPSSSDR continues this week through Alpine, Kemmerer/Diamondville, Evanston, and Lyman/Mountain View, Wyo., before arriving in Park City, Utah, for the final stage and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 5. With its unique "stage stop" racing format, the IPSSSDR stops in a different community each night, allowing Wyoming’s host towns to show their hospitality: Festivities for mushers and spectators alike include pancake feeds, dog parades, banquets, carnivals, and snowshoe softball.
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The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, the largest dog sled race in the lower 48 states, was founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. For a complete schedule, visit the race website at www.wyomingstagestop.org, contact the race via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone at (307) 734-1163.
For complete times visit http://wyomingstagestop.org/daily.php?stage=3