Below are a few pictures I took of Sarah's team and also a picture taken by photographer Jana DeNapoli who takes really nice pictures.
|Some of Sarah's dogs waiting for their booties|
before the race start.
|Sarah's team checking into the check point at the|
50 mile half way point, where they took a 4 hour mandatory
rest before completing the last 50 miles of the race.
|Sarah snacking her team before bedding|
them down during their 4 hour mandatory
layover at the halfway checkpoint.
|Sarah's team not long after starting the race with Duke and Velma in lead.|
Photo Credit: Jan DeNapoli
Sarah and her husband Clint Warnke own and operate Ridge Line Kennel out side of Fairbanks, Ak. Clint is a 5 time Iditarod finisher and he and Sarah both have competed in multiple Mid distance races. You'd be hard pressed to find nicer people who take better care of their dogs.
You may have noticed that the harnesses on Sarah's dogs look different than the regular X-Back Harnesses you most commonly see and that is because they are. They are Known as G-Cel Harness and were designed by Mike Santos to allow the dogs to move more freely while running like they do when free running with no harness on at all. Also the tug lines attach to these harness on the side eliminating down ward pressure on the dogs hips and back. You can learn more about these harnesses and Mike Santos and his kennel by visiting his website at www.wolfsdenkennel.com
It is my hope that in the near future I will be able to out fit my team with this style of harness.
Below are the race results for the 2012 Two Rivers 200 & 100;
1. Judy Currier
2. Heidi Sutter
3. Sue Ellis
4. Greg Stoddard
5. Cody Strathe
6. Leila Javadi-Babreh
7. Jimmy Lebling
1. Jason Weitzel
2. Sarah Love
3. Joel Switzer
4. Jody Potts
5. Ilana Kingsley
For more information on the Two Rivers 200 & 100 please visit www.trdma.org