A new book for Iditarod 2010!
The Lance Mackey Story:
How My Obsession with Dog Mushing Saved My Life
By Lance Mackey; Foreword by Joe Runyan; Edited by Tricia Brown
This is the seventh mushing book I’ve edited, and what an inspirationÂ it is to work with these great mushers!
Lance Mackey made mushing history in 2007 when he won both the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest, and then just a few weeks later, ran and won the 1,100-mile Iditarod. Back-to-back wins in the same year?! Everybody thought it was impossible. But he proved himself again in 2008, and then neatly won the Iditarod AGAIN in 2009. Lance shares the story ofÂ the rocky road that led him toÂ championship-level racing withÂ his superstar leaders—Larry, Zorro, Lippy, Hobo Jim, and Maple.
Mackey’s race recordÂ is amazing in itself. ButÂ consider this: he made history in mushing AFTERÂ emerging from addiction, and AFTER survivingÂ cancer, taking on the trail while hampered byÂ aftereffects of neck surgery and intense radiation. Think of this guy as the “other” Lance—a super athlete and incredible animal trainer who’s in love with every one of the 60 to 70 dogs in his kennel. And that’s why they’re in still top shape they pull him over the finish line in first place. You’re gonna love this book.
You’ll find more about Mackey’s Comeback KennelÂ at www.mackeyscomebackkennel.com
Check outÂ this video of Lance Mackey in support of Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG campaign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4itoaTozjg