And today? Today we commemorate that event by risking life and limb recreating it. Because Alaska is a big beautiful merciless place, and all you can do in the face of that magnitude of stillness, that great a land, is strive for greatness yourself. To test ourselves, and emerge from the scouring of elements changed, but for the better.
Mackey's spectacular tale won't reach ears of Outside sports fans
[On the unprecedented Yukon Quest and Iditarod back-to-back wins:] Had they been running in the Lower 48, they'd have run coast to coast.
Congratulations to Lance and his stellar dog team. Well done.