#15 Michael Shane Goosen

15 — Michael Shane Goosen from Piedmont, South Dakota.
Age 66.

Michael’s online application states, “I read a paperback book during my senior year of high school called the Torcher Trail. It was about the Great Alaska Sweepstakes Race which ran from Nome to Candle and back.” After graduation he moved to Anchorage from Colorado Springs to pursue his dream of racing sled dogs. In 1973, Michael ran his first open class with six dogs he’d gathered from the streets and alleys in Anchorage. He’s raced sprints, mid-distance, and long-distance races all over Alaska, Canada, and Wyoming. In 2014, he moved to South Dakota and maintains a kennel of thirty sled dogs.

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