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Watch These Sled Dog Athletes in Action

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The John Beargrease Sled Dog mid-distance race consists of an 119-mile course through northern Minnesota. Mushers and their dogs encounter the harsh weather of the region and the rugged terrain of the Sawtooth mountains. This year, musher Blair Braverman participated in the mid-distance race and recorded her experience along the way, which she shares in this video. Braverman talks about learning to dog sled in Norway in her new book, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube. Read an excerpt on Outside here. You can follow Braverman on Instagram here and on Twitter here.