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New dog sled race set for December


FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A new 300-mile sled dog race slated for December can help qualify mushers for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.

About 20 teams are expected to compete starting Dec. 17, depending on snowfall around Fairbanks in the next three weeks, reported the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner..

At least six teams have signed up for the Tolovana 300. The event will be the first 300-mile race for four of those teams.

Mushers will start near Fox and regroup at three checkpoints before the 85-mile push to the finish line.

Both the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race and Iditarod Trail Sle...

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