Beargrease Implements New GPS Tracking Technology

Created: 01/17/2014 5:37 PM

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is stepping into the future.

The Beargrease announced on Friday that during the 2014 race, it will be using new GPS technology for the first time in its 30-year history. Fans, friends and family will be able to track each team online at

Beargrease President Jason Rice said this development will improve the experience for everyone involved.

"We'll be able to better share the thrill of competition with our fans, and it adds a new element of safety for the dogs and mushers," he said.

The teams leave from Duluth East High School at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 26.

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