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Snowshoe racing in Fort McPherson

Athletes have been training for the Arctic Winter Games since September, often running several times a week.

On the banks of the Peel River, young people can often be seen training for snowshoe races; running long distances through forest trails and across the river ice.

The hamlet of Fort McPherson, population about 900, is fast becoming the region's capital for the sport.

Athletes have been training for the Arctic Winter Games since September; often running several times a week.

On January 28, CBC's Patti-Kay Hamilton spoke with coach Liz Wright, about her dedication to the program and its recent success.

While some feared that snowshoe racing might disappear, the tradition has resurged thanks to the enthusiasm of young, healthy people in the hamlet of Tetlit Zheh / Fort McPherson.

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