Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300
Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit has claimed victory in the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race for a second year in a row.
According to the race's website, Petit crossed the finish line in Glenallen at 7:39 a.m. Monday, completing the race in one day, 21 hours and 15 minutes.
The 300 mile event, which started Saturday morning in Gakona, includes checkpoints along the Glenn and Richardson Highways before looping back to the Old Paths Baptist Church in Glenallen.
The Copper Basin 300 celebrates its 30th year this season, and is considered a qualifying race for rookie mushers hoping to later compete in Iditarod.
Petit, originally from France, has been racing Iditarod since 2011. His team placed second in the Last Great Race last year. His team also recorded the fastest time from Safety, Iditarod's last checkpoint, to Nome in 2017.
To view the Copper Basin 300's live tracker, click here.
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