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Local resident takes first place at Elkton race

Johnn Molburg, a resident of Tyrone, recently took home first place in the Adult Two-Dog Speed class at the Fair Hill Challenge Bikejoring race on December 10.
Molburg finished the seven mile course with a total time of 00:24.35, earning 37.80 points.
Molburg also competed in the Adult Rig Four-Dog Speed race taking ninth place.
The event was produced by the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club.
The Fair Hill Challenge was sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association and counts toward the International Championship Series for Sled Dog Racing.
Earlier this season, Molburg competed in Brainerd, Minnesota in the Adult Rig Eight-Dog Speed, taking eighth place.
To learn more about this event, or sled dog racing in general, individuals can visit www.isdra.org.
According to his profile with the International Sled Dog Racing Association, Molburg has been racing sled dogs since 1957. He has received many national and international awards and medals throughout his career.
Molburg is sponsored by Arctic Star Sled Dog Company.
The ISDRA was formed in 1966 by Canadian and American mushers to organize and unify the sport of sled dog racing. Today, ISDRA annually represents over 100 days of sled dog racing and thousands of individual race performances. Competitions are held for adult and junior divisions and team sizes range from unlimited to one-dog. Racing action begins in mid-October and ends in late March with multiple ISDRA sanctioned events occurring on any given weekend during January and February. Annual membership averages 850 with 55 to 75 sanctioned events.
For more information, visit www.isdra.org.