Despite Scratching, Kusko 300 Racer Still a Hero in Aniak

Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel

There was only one racer to scratch in this year’s K300. Louie Ambrose of St. Michael never made it to the finish line. The musher wants to race the Iditarod in the future, and he saw the K300 as an opportunity to fortify his team. Running in last place, he called it quits in the village of Aniak, about 140 miles into the course. But even though he didn’t finish the race, he is a hero to one family in Aniak.

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