A man who seemed headed for the winning spot in a Fairbanks sled dog race ended up in second place after his sled was struck by a snowmachine during the final stretch.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2mk53un) the incident happened Sunday during the Annamaet Limited North American Championships.
Kourosh Partow of Chugiak had been leading the eight-dog mushing class for the first two days of the event when he was struck by a snowmachine driver during the 12-mile final heat.
Partow and his sled dogs were not injured and the sled was not damaged.
But Patrow ended up finishing second in the heat and second overall behind Dawn Brown of Salcha.
The incident came after another snowmachine encounter in which the driver blocked the way of a musher.
Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com
(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)