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Local resident earns three first place victories at Kirkland, OH sled dog race

Tyrone native Johnn Molburg had a great day in Kirkland, Ohio on November 11. Molburg took first place in three events at the Lake MetroParks Farmpark Challenge.
In the Adult 4-Dog Speed class GIG race, Molburg finished the four mile course with a total time of 00:11:52 to take home first place honors.
He completed the four mile course in the Adult 1-Dog Speed class Men’s Bikejoring race with a total time of 00:11:07 for the victory.
Finally, for top honors in the Adult 2-Dog Speed class Scooter race, Molburg finished the course in 00:11:30.
The Lake MetroParks Farmpark Challenge was sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association and counts toward the International Championship Series for Sled Dog Racing.
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Molburg travels throughout the United States and Canada to race each year.
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.
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