follow that dog!

One of the most appealing characters in the Iditarod is Joar Leifseth Ulsom.

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He hails from Mo i Rana Norway near the arctic circle.

Probably some Viking ancestors, there. I’ve done Viking re-enactment and rowed/sailed several longships with The Longship Company of Oakley MD, so I have a large warm spot in my heart for things Viking.

Joar (sort of “yo-are”)… is the fastest rookie ever in the Iditarod, and one of two mushers to have placed in the top 7 four times in four starts.

Translate, he’s fast… or rather his team is, and he is great at managing them.

He’s also involved in a really cool non-profit educational outfit…

Team Racing Beringia.

Racing Beringia is an online education program for students in K-12 classrooms around the world to explore the region of Beringia spanning from the Yukon in Canada, across Alaska to Chukotka, Russia (RacingBeringia.com).

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http://www.racingberingia.com/team/

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