The man, the myth and the legend Lance Mackey returns for the Iditarod

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Legends sometimes return for one last ride, others return with a point to make, but for Lance Mackey he is back for the thrill of dog mushing.
Mackey returns to the Iditarod where rocked the musher world from 2007-2010 by winning it all four years in a row.
In his last victory, he grabbed the title in less than nine days on the trail.
The legend musher has battled the weather, other mushers and extreme circumstances but nothing compared to his fight with throat cancer.
He also holds the distinction of winning both of the big races here in the state of Alaska taking the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest in 2007 and 2008.
Lance has been on the Iditarod for 14 years, but this time around seems like a breath of fresh air for the four time Iditarod Champion.
And Mackey knows who to thank for this journey of the sport he loves.
"Things have changed for the better, and damnit this is what I do. This is who I am, what I love to do more than anything in the world I love to race dogs. In that event, in this state, and you know we've acquired some fans around the world that have been with me through thick and thin. And they didn't really care where I place, they didn't care if I finished. Apparently I was inspiring for a lot of these people. I appreciate those fans, without those fans there wouldn't be an event. Or I wouldn't have a purpose, and so me to say thank you to all those fans, my sponsors, my family, my dogs, my kennel help, everybody involved. The only way I can say thank you that is sincere is to be in that event," said Mackey.