I, too would have liked to see Eily win too.Dallas did a great job but I'm a little bit bothered by the ..lack of affection between him and his dogs. I don't know, the body language in his dogs doesn't seem to show much love betwen musher and canine.
In the pictures of Dallas and his dogs...the dogs lean away from him and don't show any affection for him, and vise versa.
Makes me wonder if his dogs are running out of intimidation rather than the love of racing and love for their owner.
When compared to Mackey, and others...you see the other mushers hugging on their dogs and their dogs showing lots of affection back, but you don't see that with Dallas and his team..
Just something noted from reading the body language. He doesn't give his dogs credit..He appears self absorbed.
Lance will be back next year and no doubt will be back on top.
He learns from every trip and will not make the same mistakes next year.I'm looking forward to seeing him on the TOP next year.
Hes still the Champ and his record of wins won't be met any time soon.
Hes already proven himself many times over and has nothing left to prove to anyone,
His dedication and love for his dogs and the sport of racing is undeniable and that why he hasa so many fans and sponcers.
Not to forgeat all the adversities hes had to overcome.
He is an inspiration to many many people. I can't wait to see him next year.