Lara Renner, 15, carried her dad’s old stuffed husky around on her sled as she prepared for the race.

Rookie musher Lara Renner finishes 2018 junior Iditarod

Lara Renner of Alton, New Hampshire,  behind her team of Siberian Huskies, finished in tenth place in the 2018 Junior Iditarod that was finished on February 26. She was one of 11 mushers, ages 14-17, in a field of five veterans and six rookies racing 150 miles, responsible for their dogs, their safety and having the time of their lives. 

Team Snowspeeders — Lara and her father, Steve Renner, and their Siberian Husky sled dogs visited their parents and grandparents, Steve and Marie Renner, in Springfield before heading to Alaska for the Iditarod. 

Before the race started, Lara’s goal was to finish. She certainly met and exceeded that goal.  Her Siberians were very energetic all the way to the finish line. 


See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.

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