Nuggets-sprint mushers Egil Ellis and Helen Lundberg

TALKING DOGS— Sprint mushers Egil Ellis and his wife Helen Lundberg share the passion of racing sprint dogs.

Photo by Diana Haecker

The 75th anniversary of the Fur Rondy is this year, and local mushers will be among those participating in the sled dog racing portion of the festival. Host Charlie Loeb talks with two of them – Egil Ellis and Helen Lundberg of Willow, whose dog teams have won several prior championships. Find out what brought this pair and their dogs from Sweden to the Upper Susitna and discover the ins and outs of competitive sprint racing.

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