Greg Larson Wins Akiak Dash

by Lakeidra Chavis on January 16, 2016

Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race.  Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race. Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson, 43, of Nabaskiak has won the Akiak Dash, racing across the finish line at 8:24 Saturday evening. The Dash is the shortest of three race during the Kuskokwim 300. Larson last won the Dash in 2004, and is the cousin of Jackie Larson. Jackie won the Bogus Creek 150 earlier today.

As the winner, he’ll go home with $3,500 in prize money.

Thomas Carl, 45, of Akiak, came in second at 8:43 p.m., Katie Lamb of Bethel arrived just six minutes later, claiming third place.

There was initial confusion at the finish line when Melvin Andrew came through, but he had scratched earlier on in the race and was making it back to Bethel.

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