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Todd Palin PULLS OUT Of Iron Dog Snowmobile Race

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Todd Palin, the husband of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and his partner have pulled out of what is dubbed the world's longest snowmobile race.

Todd Palin is a four-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog.

The Anchorage Daily News says Palin's partner, Scott Davis of Soldotna, was injured about 30 miles beyond the Puntilla Lake checkpoint in the Alaska Range.

The two were on their way back to the checkpoint. The extent of Davis' injury was not immediately known.

The race from Big Lake to Nome and Fairbanks started Sunday with 29 two-man teams.

Before the start, racers were bemoaning Alaska's warmer-than-usual temperatures.

Veteran racer Tyson Johnson says trail conditions are not good, with dirt and no snow in some portions of the trail.

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Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com

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