Iditarod Musher Disqualified from the 2012 Race

Organizers of Alaska's 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race say a musher has been disqualified from this year's race after testing positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Organizers of Alaska's 1,000-mile
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race say a musher has been disqualified
from this year's race after testing positive for THC, the active
ingredient in marijuana.

Iditarod officials say musher Matt Giblin tested positive in
April, but chose to appeal the findings and proposed sanctions. The
Juneau musher finished the March race in 38th place.

An appeals board upheld sanctions including his finish this year
being forfeited. Officials say Giblin also has been disqualified
from the 2012 race and is required to return $1,049 awarded to
official finishers.

There is no listing for Giblin in Juneau, and he could not
immediately be reached Thursday.

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