Ryan Redington wins Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in Minnesota

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Iditarod veteran Ryan Redington won the 2020 Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon for the second time in the past three years. Redington finished in Grand Portage, Minnesota with seven dogs in a total time of two days five hours thirty-six minutes and fifteen seconds. Keith Aili took second place and also races for Redington’s Callin’ Trail Kennel.

The Beargrease is the longest dog sled race in the Lower 48 and was the first race to kick off the inaugural Qrill Pet Arctic World Series (QPAWS). The QPAWS also includes the Femundlopet in Norway Volga Quest in Russia and culminates in Nome with the finish of the 2020 Iditarod. The series is based on a joint point system like the Tour De France.

The Femund race is next on the QPAWS schedule and it starts January 31st, 2020 in Roros, Norway.

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