Sled dog racing at the 1932 Winter Olympics
A sled dog race was included as a demonstration event at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. 5 contestants from Canada and 7 contestants from the United States competed. The event, run under the rules of the New England Sled Dog Club, ran twice over a 25.1 mile (40.5 km) long course. With six dogs per sled, each sled took off at three-minute intervals, and intermediate times were given to the mushers at 4 miles (6.44 km), 10.6 miles (17.06 km), and 22.46 miles (36.14 km).
|Sled dog race|
at the III Olympic Winter Games
|Venue||Lake Placid, New York|
|Competitors||12 from 2 nations|
Twenty-six teams were entered in the two-day event, which was held two weeks before the Olympics.
|Place||Driver||Race #1||Race #2||Total|
|1||Emile St. Godard (CAN)||2:12:05.0||2:11:07.5||4:23:12.5|
|2||Leonhard Seppala (USA)||2:13:34.3||2:17:27.5||4:31:01.8|
|3||Shorty Russick (CAN)||2:26:22.4||2:21:22.2||4:47:44.6|
|4||Harry Wheeler (CAN)||2:33:19.1||2:29:35.0||5:02:54.1|
|5||Roger Haines (USA)||2:34:56.0||2:31:31.3||5:06:27.3|
|6||Raymond Pouliot (CAN)||2:53:14.3||2:52:21.5||5:45:35.8|
|7||Jack Defalco (CAN)||2:53:49.5||2:55:50.1||5:49:39.6|
|8||Stuart Belknap (USA)||2:57:14.0||2:57:08.5||5:54:22.5|
|9||Henry Murphy (USA)||2:42:49.4||3:15:24.1||5:58:13.5|
|10||Dexter Sears (USA)||3:00:21.7||3:01:49.5||6:02:11.2|
|11||Norman D. Vaughan (USA)||3:24:10.0||3:49:46.0||7:13:56.0|
|12||Eva Seeley (USA)||3:28:01.7||3:46:45.0||7:14:46.7|
A total of twelve competitors from two nations competed at the Lake Placid games.
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- "Champion Dog Musher May Miss Lake Placid". Ottawa Citizen. 15 January 1932. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
- Belman, Felice; Pride, Mike, eds. (1 March 2001). The New Hampshire Century: Profiles of One Hundred People Who Shaped It. UPNE. p. 317. ISBN 978-1584650874.