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Casillo readies for Iditarod return

By Dave Goldman 10:12 PM February 17, 2014

After a five-year break, Rick Casillo is back in the game

Veteran musher Rick Casillo is making his return to the Iditarod after a five-year hiatus. Despite discussion about moving the start to Fairbanks on Monday, the Iditarod Trail Committee decided the race would begin in Willow as planned.

Regardless, the veteran musher, along with his wife Jennifer, had been preparing to run his race — and one that suited his dogs’ style.

“This is a darn good dog team, there’s no doubt about it,” Casillo said. “They like to run long. We’ve trained a slower dog team this year by design … we’re going to do long runs with them, so kind of the tortoise and the hare type of a scenario.  So that’s the way we designed this dog team this year is run a little but slower in hopes they recover faster at the checkpoints.”

 

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