Port Gamble musher Laura Daugereau place fourth in the 300-mile
Canadian Challenge held in Saskatchewan. The race started on
Wednesday and she finished Saturday. It took her four days, 12
hours and 17 minutes.
It was the final tuneup for the Iditarod in Alaska. She was the
first woman from the state of Washington to compete in the race a
year ago. She finished 64th.
Her partner, Rick Larson, from Sand Soulee, Mont., was second in
Canada. A Belguim, Bart DeMarie, won the race in 4:05.35.
Daugereau was second the previous week in the Race to the Sky,
where she won the “Best Kept Dog Team,” award.
We’ll try to catch up with Laura before she starts the Iditarod
and will have provide daily reports during the race — both online
and in our print editions.
For more background on Laura, go to her web site: