Norwegians Moving Dogs to Alaska for Iditarod

A Norwegian couple decided to compete in Alaska's famous Iditarod sled dog race.

The Daabakks and their 21 dogs at the Lakewood Ford dealership after their arrival in Tacoma. They'll be driving their brand new Ford north with a trailer for their dogs.

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by Associated Press

TACOMA, WA- A Norwegian couple decided to compete in Alaska's famous Iditarod sled dog race.
   
All Yvonne and Kenneth Daabakk had to do was move 22 dogs from their home about an hour north of Oslo. They drove to Frankfort, Germany and took a flight to Sea-Tac Airport.
   
That's where they were met Tuesday by a salesman from Lakewood Ford with a pickup truck and trailer for the drive north to Alaska.
   
The Daabakks plan to live in Fairbanks where Yvonne will do postdoctoral research in the physics of northern lights at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
   
They plan to compete in the 2014 and 2015 Iditarod and other races then move back to Norway.