One of my favorite photos as it shows what great shape the dogs are in this season. The vet check at this race is second to none. Thoroughly going over each dog individually and then grading them. All dogs were good, no issues at all. We came into the race with the same miles as last year, 1400 on my main string of dogs and seeing them cross the finish line having run 61.5 miles in hot temperatures and glaring sunshine, thank goodness we had good miles on us, lots of hydration and a great attitude. A slightly different game plan than we might have had in colder temperatures but it is what it is and you deal with what you have. Obviously for bigger dogs with bigger coats, the goal shifted and so, it became about staying fit and healthy and crossing the finish line with all 7 dogs standing and happy.