Dallas Seavey to sit out of second consecutive Iditarod

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - For the second consecutive year, Dallas Seavey will be sitting out of the Iditarod.
The former four time race champion announced earlier today that he will once again be traveling to Norway to compete in the annual Finnmarkslopet.
Seavey also missed the Iditarod in 2018, sitting out in protest of how the Trail Comittee handled the positive drug tests of several dogs on his team.
Seavey said the opioid painkillers that they tested positive for were given to his dogs maliciously and denied any involvement.
Recently, the Iditarod brought in several new board members and cleared Seavey of any wrongdoing in the incident.
When talking about the decision to race in Norway this year, Seavey said that this shouldn't be taken as a slight against the Iditarod, and that he merely had unfinished business in the Finnmarkslopet, which he finished third in last year.