Alaskan musher Ryan Redington wins Beargrease Marathon

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              Ryan Redington pumped his fist as he crossed the finish line and officially winning the John Beargrease sled dog marathon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in Grand Portage, Minn. Redington has won the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon for the second time in three years. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
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GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. (AP) — Alaskan musher Ryan Redington has won the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in northeastern Minnesota for the second time in three years.

Redington and his huskies spent more than 29 hours on the nearly 300-mile (480-kilometer) trail along Lake Superior before arriving in Grand Portage late Tuesday afternoon.

The Star Tribune says Redington comes from a family of dog mushers. He won the Beargrease marathon in 2018 and has competed in numerous races, including Alaska’s famous Iditarod, which his grandfather founded.

The seven dogs that finished the race with Redington were treated to hunks of frozen meat. A sleep-deprived Redington said he was looking forward to a shower and a warm meal.

Redington’s team crossed about 15 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Keith Aili of Ray, Minnesota.

Redington spends about three months in Moquah, Wisconsin, each winter, but lives with his wife and two children in Skagway, Alaska, where he runs sled dog tours for cruise ship tourists.