News Release March 14, 2016
TODD PALIN RECOVERING FROM SNOWMACHINE ACCIDENT
Following reports of a recreational riding accident, Todd is recovering in a local hospital.
Anchorage, Alaska (AK). Iron Dog has been informed that Todd Palin was involved in a recreational snowmachining crash over the weekend and suffered some serious injuries. The extent of the injuries has not been publicly released, but word is that Todd is in stable, but serious condition and scheduled for surgery at a local area hospital.
Todd is a four-time champion Iron Dog racer with a long history of strong finishes in the longest, toughest snowmobile race. Regardless of your skill level or victories in racing, this incident demonstrates that accidents can happen to even the most skilled riders. All riders should be prepared for the worst and always ride with a partner, wear protective gear and a helmet.
Kevin Kastner, Executive Director, said, “Everyone at the Iron Dog sends its warmest get well wishes and is keeping Todd in our thoughts and prayers as he recovers from his injuries. This is a good time to remind your friends, family and loved ones to always wear your safety gear. As has been said before…danger never takes a vacation.”
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Iron Dog, Inc. is a proud leader in the snowmobile community promoting snowmobile safety and outdoor education through trade shows, seminars and community events. Iron Dog also conducts student exchange programs and has donated $118,000 to Alaska charities since 2011.
The Iron Dog race, presented by the Alaska National Guard, is a World Class Snowmobile Event that crosses the State of Alaska each February impacting over twenty-five Alaskan communities. Today’s Iron Dog course is over 2,000 miles, from Anchorage to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants must traverse areas of Alaska’s most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some of the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race.
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Kevin Kastner, Executive Director, Iron Dog, Inc.