He won!

The kids had another dog sled race this afternoon. There weren’t as many kids today. Some were sick and others had parents entered in a race downtown so they weren’t there. Anyway, Richard and Karen entered the 1 dog class as usual. There were 4 kids entered. Richard came in third with a time of 53.64 seconds. He missed second place by 9 hundredths of a second. Karen was fourth with a time of one minute, 4.1 seconds. She has a slow dog but she has the most fun. Big smile crossing the finish.

After the 1 dog, they were getting ready for the 2 dog and asked if Richard was entered. I asked him if he wanted to and he said yes. I was told there’s the dogs and here’s the sled so go get a bib. There was one other girl entered in the 2 dog race. She started first. How it works is they start the next musher when the first has turned around at the halfway point. The other girl was having dog trouble. They kept trying to turn around early so we had a longer wait at the start than normal. Then, when he was ready to start, an official jumped in the bag to ride to help Richard pass since the other girl was still having problems. Well, the pass never happened so he left Richard halfway and he was on his own. Back they came. Richard won by nearly 4 minutes!

Now he’s really excited and wants to do 2 dogs again every time. There’s another race tomorrow but not sure if we will go or not. The bad part is I didn’t bring my camera because I didn’t expect Richard to run 2 dogs and the weather was snowing.

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2 Responses

  1. Wow. 4 minutes is a long time. Way to go! Congratulations!

    ~Luke

  2. He’s a very happy boy. Because of the staggered start, he actually crossed the finish second but had the faster time so he won.

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