Sled dog racing at the 1932 Winter Olympics

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Sled dog race
at the III Olympic Winter Games
Venue Lake Placid, New York
Competitors 12 from 2 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Canada
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Canada

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).

Qualification[edit]

Norman D. Vaughan qualified for the event thorough a race held by the New England Sled Dog Club in Wonalancet, New Hampshire in the winter of 1932.

Twenty-six teams were entered in the two-day event, which was held two weeks before the Olympics.[1]

It was thought that Emile St. Godard would be unable to compete in the event because of the lack of financial support.[2]

Results[edit]

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] 3:28:01.7 3:46:45.0 7:14:46.7

Participating nations[edit]

A total of twelve competitors from two nations competed at the Lake Placid games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vaughan, Norman D.; Murphey, Cecil B. (April 1995). My Life of Adventure. Stackpole Books. p. 56. ISBN 978-0811708920. 
  2. ^ "Champion Dog Musher May Miss Lake Placid". Ottawa Citizen. 15 January 1932. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Belman, Felice; Pride, Mike, ed. (1 March 2001). The New Hampshire Century: Profiles of One Hundred People Who Shaped It. UPNE. p. 317. ISBN 978-1584650874.