Sled dogs and mushers from all over the world will be making the trek to Aroostook County over the next few days in anticipation of the 2015 Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races.

The Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races will be held from Saturday, February 28th through Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 in Fort Kent.

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In their 23rd great year, they will continue with the traditional Canadian-American experience, with mushers and spectators from throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries.

The Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races will consist of three races with a total purse of $40,000: a 30-mile race, a 60-mile race, and the well-known 250-mile race. The 250-mile race is a qualifier for the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest.

Last year Martin Massicotte finished with the fifth fastest speed by a first place finisher in the history of the 250-mile race. This was Massicotte's fourth first place finish, tying with Andre Nadeau for the most first place 250-mile finishes.

Rico Portalatin of Massachusetts won the 60-mile race with an average speed of 10.03 mph, almost identical to his average speed in last year's 30-mile race.

Amy deWolski of Massachusetts took a very fast first in the 30-mile race in 2014 with an average speed of 11.57 mph.

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