Alaska’s Iditarod Mired in Dog Doping Scandal
They’re not off to the races. The famous Alaskan dog sled race has descended into controversy after its governing committee publicly named a four-time winner as the musher whose huskies tested positive for banned painkillers. Dallas Seavey — who finished second to his own father in this year’s competition — vigorously denied any wrongdoing, adding that he suspected his dogs were “maliciously” fed the opioids. Officials say Seavey, 30, won’t have his titles or winnings rescinded, but he’s pulled out of next year’s Anchorage-to-Nome race in protest.