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12,000 calories

Sunday, February 05, 2017

That's what it takes per day for 10 days to fuel one husky on a 14-dog sled team (each weighing 40-70 pounds), racing from Whitehorse to Fairbanks.

www.theglobeandmail.com/
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ghest-dog-sled-race-in-the
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Continuous motion, pretty much.

Not sitting on the couch!!

Just to put that 6,000 calories per Super Bowl watcher into perspective!!
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  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    Appreciate the story! Love dogs in all forms! But, my first thought is that at this time the 6000 calorie superbowl watchers probably aren't even reading this! Oh well, oh well, oh well!
    1147 days ago
  • GABY1948
    emoticon emoticon GREAT thinking blog for sure! emoticon
    1147 days ago
  • IAMBLESSED103
    Wow! emoticon
    1147 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Those dogs are canine athletes for sure!
    1147 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Wow! Loved reading about the dogs. We had a Siberian Husky Sheppard mix that we adored. Loved that dog!

    You know ... I couldn't help myself. I had to do a quick comparison to the 6 oz salmon steak I consumed tonight. How about 48, 6-oz salmon steaks per dog per day for 10 days. Wowza! That's 6,720 6-oz salmon steaks to fuel a 14-dog sled team for 10 days. Incredible!!!
    1148 days ago
  • KSNANA2
    That was a fun read! Thanks for passing it on!
    1148 days ago
  • KRISZTA11
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    Great perspective!
    Loved the article, imagining that scenic route and the joy of dogs and men doing the race.
    Made me happy.


    1148 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/5/2017 4:49:52 PM
  • _LINDA
    Works for me, the harder you work the more you get to nosh! I have no interest in the game so will be busy doing other things.
    emoticon for the article enjoyed reading as did my Mom, an avid dog lover.
    1148 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    Loved the article! I wasn't sure I read the calorie demand for the dogs correctly, so I had to jump to the article before commenting.

    Wow! I'm glad I did. I reposted on FB with the comment that if you liked dogs or endurance sports, it's a must read. I like both. This article pushed a bunch of buttons for me, especially the "I want another couple of dogs" button.
    1148 days ago
  • JESSR75
    That's a lot of calories....and a lot of calories burned off. I lived in Fairbanks for 3 very long years thanks to the Army.
    1148 days ago
  • MYJERR4ME
    Hi I lived in Fairbanks for 13 years when I was a kid have a blessed day
    1148 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Wow! So, the super bowl snack calories could fuel 1/14th of a dog team for the Iditerod for 5 days! Don't think I want to be that dog... so best not eat the snacks!
    1148 days ago
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