Four-time winner of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Jamie Nelson, has scratched.
Friends say Nelson felt her dogs were not as ready as she would like for a 400 mile race.
Meanwhile, volunteer-vet-tech-turned-musher Beckie Hacker took a bad spill yesterday. Her dogs were fine but she hurt her shoulder. After determining that she could still take care of them (she said she "didn't want to be the weakest link" of her team), she continues her first Beargrease marathon.