The Lance Mackey Story: How My Obsession With Dog Mushing Saved My Life, by Lance Mackey; Foreword by Joe Runyan
The Lance Mackey Story is the gripping and inspirational true story of a man determined to overcome the obstacles life has thrown at him. As the book’s subtitle reveals, it is his work raising, training, and racing sled dogs that gets him through. Mackey’s ultimate triumph is momentous—a remarkable achievement for anyone but particularly for someone facing a serious health crisis.
The book is simultaneously a fascinating look at how sled dogs are raised and trained; the rigors of life in Alaska and the invaluable role of sled dogs; and the history of the 1,100-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Mackey takes us through the training of both dogs and mushers for the Iditarod, and then onto the race trail itself. Educational and captivating, the story is further illuminated by fantastic photos throughout and a map of the Alaska Sled Dog Race Circuit.
About the Author:
Lance Mackey is an Iditarod champion and renowned musher. The first person to win four consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races, Mackey is a member of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.