AN ANDOVER international sled dog musher has started her training for the Iditarod Trail in 2017.

Mel Andrews and and her 24 huskies began training this month for the 1000 mile race in Alaska, USA. 

Mel, who has already made Briish history with finishes in Femundløpet 600 and Finnmark 500, is ranked amongst the top mushers in the world.  

She is currently looking for support from local business and this is a great opportuniy for her to put Andover in the forefront of this fast growing sport.

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Based on information supplied by Nigel Garner.