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Local resident earns second, third place in sled dog race

Tyrone native Johnn Molburg captured second and third place finishes last weekend in New Hampshire.
He placed second in the Adult two-dog Speed class at the Tamworth Sled Dog Skijoring race on Sunday, finishing the eight-mile course with a total time of 00:26:26.
Molburg also ended the day with a third place finish in the Adult six-dog Speed class at the Tamworth Sled Dog Race.
He finished the 12-mile course with a total time of 00:51:31.
The events were hosted by the New England Sled Dog Club.
The Tamworth Sled Dog Race was sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association and counts towards 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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