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By Andi Bourne

Seeley Lake Musher Readies for Second Iditarod Run

Heading for Nome


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Seeley Lake Musher Martin Koenig offering each of his 16 dogs a fillet of king salmon after finishing a 40 mile training run. They were going to rest for a few hours and run the 40-mile return trip.

SEELEY LAKE – After trading horses for sled dogs in 1992, Seeley Lake musher Martin Koenig has enjoyed a "hard core" racing career including spirit, stage, mid-distance and distance racing. Even though he retired from racing two years ago, he still mushes recreationally. He is headed back to Alaska to run his second Iditarod, a 1,000-mile sled dog race from Anchorage, Alaska to Nome starting March 5, calling it a "camping trip with his dogs."

Koenig was born and raised in Switzerland. He moved to the United States in 1973 and became a US citizen in 1978. Koenig has been a self-employed ma...

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