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Swingley Scratches In Rainy Pass
by Chas St.George
IDITAROD XXXV MUSHER Doug Swingley, (Bib #28) made the decision to scratch at 12:36 this afternoon (March 05, 2007) at Rainy Pass Checkpoint on Puntilla Lake in the Alaska Range. The four time Iditarod Champion from Lincoln Montana scratched due to injuries he incurred between Finger Lake and Rainy Pass. According to officials at the checkpoint Swingley may have suffered broken ribs. They said he also dislocated one of his thumbs. After careful consideration, Swingley said his greatest concern was whether he would be physically able to care for his team for the duration of the race.
For more information please contact Chas St.George, Director of Public Relations, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at 907.232.0503.