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Area man places at ISDRA sanctioned sled dog races

Tyrone area resident Johnn Molburg has been busy over the past month participating in international sled dog races throughout Wisconsin.
On March 4, Molburg took first place in the Adult Skijoring three-dog speed class at the Medford Mush Skijoring race in Medford, Wisconsin.
He finished the eight mile course with a total time of 00:26:57.
In Medford Molburg also competed in the Adult Sled four-dog speed class.
He finished the eight mile course with a total time of 00:27:19, taking seventh place.
Both races were produced by the Wisconsin Trailblazers Sled Dog Club.
The Medford Mush was sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association and counts toward the International Championship series for sled dog racing.
Following the Medford races, Molburg traveled to Merrill, Wisconsin where he competed at the Pine River Run Skijoring race on March 11.
Once again he took first place in the Adult Skijoring three-dog speed class, finishing the four mile course with a total time of 00:13:20.
Molburg also participated in the Adult Sled four-dog speed class at the Pine River Run Sled race.
He placed fourth, completing the four mile course in 00:16:18.
Both events were produced by the Wisconsin Trailblazers Sled Dog Club.
The Pine River Run was sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association and counts toward the International Championship series for sled dog racing.
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.