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11 Aug 2018 at 14:11
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Four-time Iditarod champion and cancer survivor Lance Mackey has dropped out of next years nearly 1,000-mile race for health reasons, organizers said Monday.Mackey said in an email to the Iditarod Trail Committee that his withdrawal from the 2017 race across Alaska came with hopes to take better care of his health so he can be ready to compete again in 2018, marshal Mark Nordman told The Associated Press.The email was sent Sept. 21, but the employee who handles that correspondence was out, and Mackey was officially withdrawn Monday, the same day the committee announced the withdrawal, Nordman said.Mackey has continued to struggle with hand circulation problems that were partly blamed for him scratching from this years race.Hell be missed for sure, Nordman said of Mackeys decision to sit out the next race.Mackey could not immediately be reached for comment.Mackey was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2001 and underwent extensive surgery as well as radiation treatment.After returning to the sport, he went on to become the only musher ever to win both the Iditarod and the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race in the same year. Its a feat he has accomplished twice.With Mackey opting out, just four current and former champions are signed up for next years Iditarod.Part of Mackeys huge appeal along the trail likely has as much to do with his outsized personality as his past wins.Nordman noted the musher is a crowd favorite at village checkpoints along the trail and has also amassed a huge fan base.Hes got that upbeat attitude, Nordman said. But he realizes in order to take care of his dogs, hes got to have his health.---Follow Rachel DOro at story has been corrected to say Mackey scratched from the Iditarod this year, not last year Wholesale NCAA Jerseys. Those lessons were more than enough to overwhelm the Utah Jazz. Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Hawks continued their offensive upswing as they rolled to an easy 118-85 victory over the Jazz on Friday night, winning their third straight and for the fourth time in five games. NHL Jerseys China. 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Im so proud of how they bounced back and contained it for the last 30 minutes.Guard Dorian Pickens was the Stanford star of the two tournament victories, hitting the game-winning 3-pointer against Indiana State and scoring 21 points in the win over Seton Hall.Dorian is so smooth, so confident, so fluid, Haase said.Pickens shoots 50.7 percent overall, 45.2 percent on 3-pointers and 84.6 percent from the foul line. He provides a challenge for Saint Marys backcourt of Joe Rahon and Emmett Naar, both of whom were all-West Coast Conference selections last season and played a solid game in the Gaels 76-63 victory over UAB in Las Vegas on Sunday.Our guards really did a good job of controlling the game, Saint Marys coach Randy Bennett said.Rahon and Naar had seven assists apiece in that game, and both played all 40 minutes.Naar also made 2 of 3 3-pointers and has hit 54.5 percent of his long-range shots this season. 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