Yeah, Baby! Iditarod crowns its repeat champ

March 12, 2008 |  by  |  Breaking News, Sports
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Mush!The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race crowned its champion early this morning. Once again, the crowd in Nome, Alaska was cheering ‘Yeah, Baby!’

Driver Lance Mackey won his second consecutive Iditarod race finishing the trek in nine and a half days. In a scene mirroring an Austin Powers convention, crowds encircled Mackey chanting the spy spoof’s iconic phrase repeatedly.

The Iditarod race began in 1925 as a means to celebrate the brave dogs who traversed the Alaskan wilderness bringing a serum for diphtheria to Nome – a city that has served as the starting and finishing point ever since.

With its 1,100-mile course, the event – almost a decade into a new century - still defines determination.


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