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The latest conditions, expectations for upcoming Beargrease race

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DULUTH, MN -- We are just over a week out from the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon events, so far race conditions are looking good for all attendees.

At this point, mushers and organizers are getting a better idea of what the trail conditions might be like.

Race spokesperson Monica Hendrickson says the latest forecast for next weekend is looking mild with temperatures in the low 30s.

She's expecting racers to face similar conditions to last year's warm race, only there will be less snow along the track.

She said even though the snow isn't very deep, there is just enough snow for it to be a fast race.

"There are a few spots that are a bit light, there's not a huge base. At least the groomers have been out and the mushers say it's great, and they are ready to run," said Hendrickson.

She said the race has a lot of new teams in it this year, so the result should be interesting.

Teams will kick-off in Duluth on January 31 and finish in Grand Portage.

No spectators are allowed to attend this year's event.

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Meteorologist Alex Libby

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