Kuskokwim 300 underway; Tustumena 200 delayed

After a warm-weather delay, 16 mushers are on the trail of the Kuskokwim 300. The race started yesterday afternoon after being postponed for two days. Denali musher Jeff King is currently in the lead, followed closely by Martin Buser of Big Lake and John Baker of Kotzebue. In all, 12 mushers are out of the Kalskag checkpoint less than 100 miles from the finish line.

The start date of the Tustumena 200 sled dog race on the Kenai Peninsula has been postponed for a week. The race had been scheduled to begin Saturday January 24, but will now start January 31 at 11:00 a.m. Race Executive Director Tami Murray says last week’s warm, rainy weather is the culprit.

Casey Kelly, KBBI – Homer

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