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Iditarod Musher Pulled After Losing 1 Of His Dogs

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SHAKTOOLIK, Alaska (AP) - Canadian musher Gerry Willomitzer has been withdrawn from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race after losing one of his dogs.
    
The 43-year-old from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, was pulled Sunday from the race in Shageluk.
    
Willomitzer's dog got loose about 25 miles outside of the half-way point. Race officials say he waited 36 hours while searching for the dog before learning that it had been found.
    
Willomitzer thought the dog was being taken to Shageluk and continued to the next checkpoint, but the dog had been taken elsewhere.
    
Race rules require that mushers arrive at checkpoints with as many dogs as they had leaving the previous one. Officials decided that Willomitzer didn't have enough time to go back and get the dog.
    
Former champion Mitch Seavey was in the lead Monday.

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