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Iditarod spikes rumor of another doped dog team

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday squelched a scurrilous rumor that musher Nicolas Petit of Girdwood doped dogs during the 2017 race, but could offer nothing new as regards the mystery of who doped four-time champ Dallas Seavey’s dogs.

The 30-year-old Seavey, who now calls Talkeetna home, contends someone sabotaged him by slipping tramadol, a synthetic opioid, to his team in the Nome dog yard after the 2017 race. Iditarod chief veterinarian Stuart Nelson said Friday there is no way of telling if that claim is true or not.

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