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Longtime head of Alaska's Iditarod sled dog race is leaving


December 27, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -Iditarod Trail Committee CEO Stan Hooley said Thursday he is leaving the post he held since 1993 to take on a new opportunity outside the state.

The 61-year-old Hooley says he's not at liberty to say what the opportunity is until January.

Hooley says his resignation has nothing to do with the Iditarod coming off a difficult time for race organizers, who have faced the loss of major sponsors, financial hardships and the first-ever dog doping scandal.

Earlier this month, race officials cleared four-time

champion Dallas Seavey of any wrongdoing in a dog-

doping scandal...

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