Two-time Iron Dog champion injured in crash

Two-time Iron Dog champion Tyler Huntington has been seriously injured in a crash.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Huntington was going between 80 and 90 mph on Monday when he hit a piece of driftwood about three miles north of Shaktoolik. He suffered a broken pelvis and possible internal injuries.

Huntington’s racing partner and villagers from Shaktoolik helped Huntington onto a stretcher and loaded him in a dog sled. He was towed into the village by snowmachine and flown to Anchorage for surgery.

The crash ended Huntington’s dream of winning a third Iron Dog title in four years. The 27-year-old racer said it was the worst crash of his career.

 

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