Champion dog musher Lance Mackey of Fairbanks has been diagnosed with cancer again.
Mackey, 51, shared the news on Facebook Tuesday. Mackey survived throat cancer nearly 20 years ago, prior to racking up four Iditarod and four Yukon Quest wins by 2010. He’s also the only sled dog musher to have won both of the 1,000-mile races the same year.
In the Facebook post, Mackey said he’d like to lease his 20 dogs so they can race the 2022 season, but adds that he has “every intention to race again.”
Mackey is solo parenting the couple’s two young children. Mackey, who also successfully races cars, survived a serious crash in April.