Lucky Iditarod Musher Falls Asleep At The Wheel

In the same sense that naysayers give race cars more credit than their drivers, it might be time to start calling the dogs the real athletes of the Iditarod. Two-time defending champion Lance Mackey managed to FALL ASLEEP during a leg of the race on Friday, and all the while his loyal steeds pulled on and dragged him to first place at a vital checkpoint.

Lance Mackey

Mackey was the first to reach the Yukon River, about two-thirds of the way through the 1,161-mile race. He was rewarded with an eight-course meal, but things could have gone horribly wrong had he not woken up and backtracked. But don’t think his dogs weren’t pissed about it.

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