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Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey
In 2007 Lance Mackey made racing history when he won the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod back-to-back, two 1,000 mile races with most of the same dogs - an incredible feat of endurance, long considered almost impossible.
The next year, 2009, Lance won the Iditarod again, and in 2010 he won for the fourth consecutive time, a historic achievement for the record books!
Lance's indomitable lead dog, Larry, is the only dog in the world to win the coveted Golden Harness Award from both of these grueling races. For his achievements Lance was nominated for a 2007 ESPY - Excellence in Sports Performance Award, and in 2008 he was named Sports Illustrated's #2 Toughest Athlete in the World.
Lance, a cancer survivor, comes from a family of sled dog racing champions. His father Dick Mackey helped create the world's most famous race, the 1,049 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in 1973. Five years later his father won the race by one second in a world-famous photo finish.
Filmed at his Comeback Kennels near Fairbanks, Alaska, Lance talks about his dogs, his races, his family legacy and his dreams for the future!
A 45 minute video about the world's preeminent long distance sled dog racer - and a true Alaskan legend!
Mushing Magazine, May, 2008 issue
Donna Quante, Producer, "Pretty Sled Dogs"
June Price, author, Backstage Iditarod
Mike Dillingham, author/owner Rivers Books
Lance Mackey, Zorro, Larry, Lippy, Hobo, Handsome, Rev, Dred, and others