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Canadian musher wins 10th Can-Am Crown win in Maine

March 4, 2019

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Canadian musher has won Maine’s biggest dog sled race for the 10th time.

Martin Massicotte, of St. Tite, Quebec, crossed the finish line of the 250-mile Irving Woodlands Can-Am Crown at 7:02 a.m. Monday, about 29 minutes ahead of Andre Longchamps, of Pont Rouge, Quebec.

Taking third was Katherine Langlais, of Glenwood, New Brunswick.

The grueling wilderness in northern Maine course takes mushers from Fort Kent to Portage Lake and then to Allagash before finishing in Fort Kent.

Massicotte holds the record for wins. Quebec mushing legend Andre Nadeau won the inaugural Can-Am Crown more than 25 years ago and went on to win five times.

Massicotte won’t be aiming for an 11th win in 2020. Next year, he intends to compete in the 1,000-mile Iditarod across Alaska.