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Mansfield’s Iditarod Racer’s Wedding Covered By The New York Times

30 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

In a piece published on Friday entitled, “You, Me, and 53 Dogs,” the venerable New York Times brought to life a most unique wedding.

The groom is a Mansfielder and OSU Mansfield alum who is a veteran of multiple Iditarod races, Matthew Failor. The bride was a reporter covering one of those events, Liz Raines.

According to the Times article, the groom was accompanied by his “best dog,” Shaun White.

The post includes several wonderful photos which showcase the July 18 event, which took place at the 17th-Dog Kennel in Willow, Alaska.

“During the ceremony, Ms. Raines and Mr. Failor each held a length of rope. After they tied the two together, Mr. Failor used the lovers’ knot to lead his team on the dog sled.During the ceremony, Ms. Raines and Mr. Failor each held a length of rope. After they tied the two together, Mr. Failor used the lovers’ knot to lead his team on the dog sled,” the article states.

Our February 2019 post about Matthew Failor and his Iditarod races can be accessed below. The New York Times article can be read here.

Ohio State Mansfield Alum Carves Path To Iditarod

Image by Baldur93 from Pixabay

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