Iditarod co founder’s grandson Ryan Redington wins dog race

 By Mark Thiessen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ Ryan Redington on Tuesday won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, bringing his six dogs off the Bering Sea ice to the finish line on Nome’s main street. Redington, 40, is the grandson of Joe Redington Sr., known as the “Father of the Iditarod.” He helped co-found the arduous race across Alaska that was first held in 1973. “My grandpa, dad and Uncle Joee are all in the Mushing Hall of Fame. I got big footsteps to follow,” Ryan Redington wrote in his race biography. He previously won the Junior Iditarod in 1999 and 2000. His father, Raymie, is a 10-time Iditarod finisher. Redington, who is Inupiat, becomes the sixth Alaska Native musher to win the world’s most famous sled…

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