Todd Palin racing Iron Dog 2015 in honor of Chris Kyle
Posted by Dr. Fay on February 23, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page yesterday (Sunday) afternoon:
Here is Bristol’s article that Governor Palin linked to. It contains an excerpt from the Breitbart article.
5 Photos from Todd Palin’s Iron Dog Race Honoring Chris Kyle
February 22, 2015 by
Breitbart’s Kevin Scholla writes (In “No Girly Men Allowed”):
While many in the contiguous 48 states will be watching the Daytona 500 and the Oscars Sunday, the eyes of Alaska focus on the Iron Dog.
The grueling snowmachine race has been going strong since 1984. For the 22nd time, former Alaska First Gentleman Todd Palin competes.
Palin has won the race four times and he’s teaming for a second straight year with Tyler Huntington. The duo, Team 11, honors an American hero in the process. Todd Palin races in support of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, with a snowmachine decked out in a patriotic decal that pays homage to one of the greatest snipers America has ever known.
Palin and Kyle became friends while filming the NBC show Stars Earn Stripes.
“It was just an honor to spend time with Chris Kyle,” Palin told The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla on Mama Grizzly Radio. “I think that the success of (American Sniper) just shows that Americans have been waiting to be able to lift that hero up. It’s been huge”
So proud of Dad and his desire to honor Chris. Go, Dad, go! Here are some pictures from today!
Also, read what Taya Kyle wrote on Chris’ Facebook page about dad here.
on Governor Palin’s Facebook page on Saturday:
In downtown Anchorage today for the ceremonial kick-off of the world’s longest, toughest snowmachine race – the Iron Dog! Tomorrow is the official start where tough teams comprised of two racers on individual sleds that they’ve spent months wrenching on speed across Alaska through unbelievable conditions, upwards of 100 mph wide open to the elements! Racers brave blizzards in pitch blackness atop frozen rivers to do their barehanded repairs of shocks, tracks, engines or anything else that gets thrashed during this crazy-tough endurance competition; they skip open Arctic waters between Native villages; they dodge wild animals throughout the 2030-mile extreme adventure that ends next Sunday in Fairbanks. These athletes live life vibrantly – and girly men don’t race the Iron Dog. We’re pulling for Team 11 (this is Todd’s 22nd Iron Dog!) but wishing every team a safe, unforgettable, rewarding week. Track progress here: http://www.irondog.org/race-tracking/pro-class-2015/…
Todd is racing in support of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (http://www.chriskylefrog.com/)!
– Sarah Palin