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Hawkeye at the second checkpoint of the Can Am 250 2017

Hawkeye at the second checkpoint of the Can Am 250 2017

Hawkeye at Rocky Brook, the second checkpoint of the Can Am 250 2019

Hawkeye at Rocky Brook, the second checkpoint of the Can Am 250 2019

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Hawkeye

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Those. Eyes. Hawkeye has two main nicknames here, 'Grabby Pants' and 'Mr. Sparkles.' A tall and lanky boy, Hawkeye came from the Alaskan kennel of Brenda Mackey as a yearling, and is known for reaching for everything with his giant paws.

Partly because of his eyes, but also because of his stature, Hawkeye always sticks out from the team. Hawkeye possesses an incredibly calm demeanor at all times, including lying down or nodding off at hookup when all the other dogs are going bonkers. Hawkeye also is known for lying down at the end of runs as a 70-pound ‘flat tire,’ and his rolling on the side of the trail during stops creates a hole large enough for a moose. I used to think that Hawk was slow-moving and not that bright, but I think he just seems to be moving slower than everyone else because, with his size, one or two steps for him is an entire pace cycle for most dogs.

Hawkeye has run in every race and every team since he came here in 2015. In his first year, as a two year old, he was a little ‘meh’ at times, finishing the UP200 but I planned to and did drop him halfway through the Can Am 250, which was the only race he’s ever been dropped from. Since then, Hawkeye is a constant in the team, and as he’s now in his prime he shows and knows it. When Hawkeye is in ‘beast mode’, I can feel the power as he hauls us uphill. Heading into the next year of training, Hawkeye and I have the most miles traveled together and he will be one of the leading veterans in the team.

Race Experience:

2019:
Beargrease Marathon
Can Am 250

2018:

Eagle Lake 100
UP200
Can Am 100

2017:

UP200
Can Am 250

2016:

Mahoosuc 100
UP200
Can Am 250

Born: 2013
Piper (Mackey) x Minty (Mackey)