Dallas Seavey to skip Iditarod

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) The four-time winner of Iditarod will race in Norway again this year.

    Seavey skipped last year after being accused of doping his sled dogs.  He was later cleared of any wrongdoing.

    Seavey plans to compete in the Finnmarkslopet race in Norway in March.  Iditarod begins on March 3.

    Race officials said some of his dogs tested positive for an opioid after the 2017 race.  Race officials later admitted they could not prove Seavey gave the drug to the dogs.  Seavey denied the allegations.

    Seavey told the Associated Press that he did not have any hard feelings against Iditarod.  He said he chose to race in Norway because he finished third there last year and that he wanted to win that race.

    Seavey said he will race in the Iditarod sometime in the future.

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