The dog musher Joe Redington died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Late dog musher widely known as the father of the famed Iditarod sled dog race. He participated in the race seventeen times from 1974 to 1997.
His father was an oil field worker and had two other sons named James and Ray.
Redington died on June 24, 1999 from cancer, and was buried in his favorite dog sled in Wasilla, Alaska.