31 mushers sign up for Kuskokwim 300, largest field in 20 years

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BETHEL, Alaska — Thirty-one mushers have signed up for the Kuskokwim 300 next month.

That's the largest field in two decades, according to race manager Zach Fansler.

KYUK reports (http://bit.ly/1z5Ub7x ) that Jeff King, DeeDee Jonrowe, Martin Buser and Lance Mackey will be among the racers. Past champion John Baker and partner Katherine Keith of Kotzebue also are set to race.

The number of dogs per team has been lowered, from a limit of 14 dogs to 12.

The race begins Jan. 16 in Bethel.

Information from: KYUK-AM, http://www.kyuk.org

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