Fraboni holds off Redington to win Gichigami ExpressSLED DOG RACING: Fraboni holds off Redington to win Gichigami Express
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Two Harbors musher Ross Fraboni edged Ryan Redington to win the inaugural Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race in Cook County.
Fraboni had about a four-minute lead going into Tuesday’s third and final day, but Redington, of Wasilla, Alaska, was only able to take seconds off the deficit.
Fraboni earned $6,500 for the victory. He finished the race, which started near Grand Portage, went along the Gunflint Trail, worked its way from Windigo to Devil Tower, then back to Grand Portage, with a total trail time 12 hours, 7 minutes, 51 seconds, with Redington finishing in 12:10:48.
Keith Aili (12:27:37) of Ray, Will Kornmuller (12:37:27) of Willow, Alaska, and Ryan Anderson (12:42:29) of Ray rounded out the top five. The event had a total purse of $25,000.