After a year of battling with four-time Iditarod champ Dallas Seavey, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has announced it has changed its mind about who doped his dog team and apologized to the 31-year-old, Willow musher.
“After several meetings with Dallas Seavey, and review of all relevant information and evidence, the board does not believe that Dallas had any involvement with, or knowledge of, the events that led to the positive test in his team,” the Iditarod Trail Committee said in a statement released this morning. “The ITC concludes that it is not credible that Dallas was involved, and he is found to have committed no wrong doing. Whatever happened was completely beyond his control.”
The statement offered no hint as to who the organization now believes administered tramadol to Seavey’s dogs after the finish of the race in Nome in 2017.