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Iron Dog race loses primary sponsor

ANCHORAGE - The world's longest snowmobile race has lost its primary sponsor. Iron Dog executive director Laura Bedard says Tesoro Corp. has withdrawn its commitment as title sponsor for the 2010 race. Bedard calls the decision disappointing...

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Open water on Chena may change Iron Dog finish line

...at finish line options if open water on the Chena River prevents the use of Pike's Landing at Fairbanks. Director Laura Bedard told The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner she hopes colder weather will freeze the 30-foot-wide channel by Saturday's...

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Finish changed for snowmachine race

...Pike's, racers were then escorted to a ceremonial finish on the Chena River at the Cushman Street bridge. Race director Laura Bedard said the problem this year is the possibility of open water on the Chena River near the entrance to Noyes Slough. The...

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Women team up for Iron Dog snowmachine race

...The history of women's teams over the race's 26 years is more short story than tome. In 1997, Lisa Luther and Laura Bedard, now the race's executive director, formed the first all-woman team to start in the pro division, reaching the...

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Sports
Iron Dog director seeks to boost snowmachine race

...Other than Todd Palin, we haven't had a lot of personalities." Kastner, 40, was hired last week to replace Laura Bedard, who was dismissed by the race's board of directors on April 30. A reason for the firing has not been made public...

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Seven-time Iron Dog champion to retire

...have, in past years, scared off most competitors from Outside, but so far this year, Iron Dog Executive Director Laura Bedard reported nine are signed up to join the Alaskans on the trail. They helped swell the record number of rookie pro-class...

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News
Snowmobile racers prepare for start of Tesoro Iron Dog

...only 12 reached Fairbanks. "Overall we're seeing better conditions than last year," said executive race director Laura Bedard. The Farewell Burn, a notoriously rough 90-mile section of trail 250 miles into the race, has more snow this year...

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