He came in third place in the 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. A career high for up-and-coming Girdwood musher Nic Petit. But what the race results don't show is that Petit could conceivably have won second, and more prize money, had he chosen to be a bad sport.
After a two-year break, one of the top mushers of the 2000s is back on the trail. Ramey Smith, who has finished in the top 3 three times between 2008 and 2012, says the number of competitive teams has exploded in recent years.
Interviews today with Ralph Johannessen, Pete Kaiser and Paul Gebhardt, John Baker. Hear what Pete and Ralph are eating on the trail (Ralph's not sure) and how many more races Ralph and John have in them.
Stout, a dropped dog traveling on the same flight blamed for the death of 2-year-old Smoke, also showed apparent signs of hyperthermia. That dog, from the team of rookie Justin High, was treated and released from a pet E.R.
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