Norwegians moving dogs to Alaska for Iditarod

May 15, 2013 -- 10:15am

 

- TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Norwegian couple decided to compete in Alaska's famous Iditarod sled dog race. All Yvonne and Kenneth Daabakk had to do was move 22 dogs from their home about an hour north of Oslo. They drove to Frankfort, Germany and took a flight to Sea-Tac Airport. The News Tribune reports that's where they were met Tuesday by a salesman from Lakewood Ford with a pickup truck and trailer for the drive north to Alaska. The Daabakks plan to live in Fairbanks where Yvonne will do postdoctoral research in the physics of northern lights at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. They plan to compete in the 2014 and 2015 Iditarod and other races then move back to Norway.  
 

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