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Paul Gebhardt first musher out of Ophir

...her team when she scratched Wednesday in Nikolai with only seven dogs remaining. Corvallis, Ore., neurosurgeon Cliff Roberson also scratched Wednesday at the Rohn checkpoint after suffering minor eye injuries. Ninety-one mushers remain in...
Oregon neurosurgeon prepares for Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

CORVALLIS, Ore. - From his comfortable chair by the fire, Cliff Roberson recalled another night. He spent it with his sled dogs, huddled against a blizzard above the tree line on an Alaska mountainside...
Oregon doctor chases dream

FINGER LAKE - Cliff Roberson straggled into this tent checkpoint early Monday afternoon, exhausted...But he works hard and he needs this." "It's a disease," Cliff Roberson said, laughing. Roberson acknowledges it's hard for some to...
Back-to-back Mackey?

...visibility for the teams. "At some point in the race, things will be really bad. You can count on that," said Cliff Roberson, a Corvallis, Ore., neurosurgeon who last ran the Iditarod in 1995 and is now participating in his fourth race...


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