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Mansfield Native Prepares for 4th Iditarod

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  Original Published: 4/21/2014

Mansfield native, Matthew Failor, is back in town for a visit with friends, family and a few stops along the way to promote his dog sled racing team! He just completed the 2014 Iditarod in March, and was in town to share stories about his journey.

Matthew now has his own kennel, named 17th-dog. Why the name?

"Ever since I was introduced to the sport of mushing, or more importantly Iditarod, I have noticed and people have told me that you cannot become competitive in this sport on your own. You need help, whether it be from a spouse, friends, family, sponsors, fans, etc...so I decided to somewhat honor my friends, family and sponsors by naming my team and kennel 17th- dog...implying that anyone who cheers us on, and or supports us in any way is a part of our team. You can only take up to 16 dogs on the Iditarod. Thus the meaning behind the number 17"

The "17th-dog" was truly in attendance Monday night; plenty of friends and family were at the Old Bag of Nails to support Team Matthew Failor as they prepare for the 2015 Iditarod. For more information, visit 17TH-Dog.com

   
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