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Alex LaPlante

Alex LaPlante

Duluth, MN


I live between Two Harbors and Duluth with 20 Alaskan Huskies and Albert the Corgi. We also have two horses. I have been racing sled dogs for about 11 years, but my husband and I have only had our own kennel at home for two years. Previously we have raced the Gunflint Mail Run, Beargrease, Mid-Minnesota, Winter Warrior and CopperDog.

kennel name

Dark Sky Kennel

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What inspired you to start running sled dogs and how old were you when you started?

My husband inspired me to run sled dogs when I was 41 because he was doing it and it took over our lives.

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