Friday, March 16, 2007

Just so you know

We Alaskans do some pretty cool shit, now and then. Like running diptheria serum 1000 miles across the wilderness, via dog team, to save lives in Nome.

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.

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