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Redington, a Rookie, Wins 2019 Kobuk 440

Man in bright green parka stands in front of a sled dog team resting on the ground.

Ryan Redington claimed victory in the 2019 Kobuk 440 on Sunday morning, pulling into Kotzebue with six dogs in harness just after midnight. Redington is a veteran of sled dog mushing, but 2019 was his first year on the Kobuk 440 trail.

Kobuk 440 Registration Underway for 2019

Jeff King on the Kobuk 440 trail

Registrations are underway for the 2019 Kobuk 440, set to return April 4–7. The first to sign up for the race was Kotzebue musher Michael Manzo, who drives a team of six malamutes.

2017 Kobuk 440 Starts Today

Racers At The Starting Line of the 2016 Kobuk 440 Photo: Emily Schwing, KNOM.

Kobuk 440 race coordinator Carmen Daggett says the first teams are expected to cross the finish line in Kotzebue sometime late Sunday or early Monday.