PONSFORD, MINN - In the backwoods of Ponsford, Minnesota lives a retired world champion sled dog racer who goes by the name of Fast Eddy.
"I haven't been excited like this since the last time I raced the world championships so I was up half the night pedaling my chair around the table acting like a dog musher," said sled dog legend Eddy Streeper.
Eddy hasn't competed for the last three years. Now, the itch is back and he has some record-setting plans for today.
"You're gonna see twenty, black, excited to run dogs that are healthy and happy and you're gonna see me and my wife and eight of our best friends riding behind us," said Streeper.
"I thought it was quite an honor to even be asked ya know," said Eddy's friend and fellow dog musher, Bryan Sandberg.
The crew set the world record for most dog sleds pulled behind one team. The previous record is just six sleds. Eddy and his gang are crushed that with ten. The rig was 165 feet from the lead dogs to the last sled.
"I always thought, no sense in setting a record if it doesn't hold very long," said Streeper.
Eddy is convinced that once this record-breaking news hits ears around the country, people will be gunning for the top spot. But, he has a message for anyone who thinks they're up to the task.
"Good luck to whoever is going to challenge us if they want to beat us," said Streeper.
Even if someone does beat the record, today will go down in sled dog history and be forever in the memories of those saw this record-breaking ride.
"I'll remember it for as long as I live," said Sandberg.
In his retirement, Eddy offers sled dog rides to people of all ages and sizes.
If you're interested in booking a ride with Eddy click HERE.