As part of our port of call excursion in Skagway, we visited with Matt Hayashida who told us about raising sled dogs and participating in the Last Great Race on Earth.
On display, next to his sled and other various paraphernalia, are the two items below…
These are two trophies Mr. Hayashida has earned for being one of the top 30 finishers in the race.
What I enjoy most about these trophies is not so much the time, effort, and love that went into earning them. What I find fascinating about these symbols of accomplishments are the times on the bases. Can’t think of another timed sport or activity where you can earn a trophy after you cross the finish line 10 or 11 days after you started.
Congratulations Mr. Hayashida on your trophies, best of luck come 2013, and thanks for a wonderful tour.