John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
The 30th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is underway in northeastern Minnesota. Thirty teams of dogs and mushers left Duluth yesterday afternoon, headed northwest toward the Gunflint Trail. Ten of the teams are going the entire 384 mile marathon leg while 20 are taking the 112-mile mid-distance leg. The finishers are expected back in Duluth by Wednesday.