Lance Mackey Net Worth
Lance Mackey net worth has become one of the leading dog sled racers. A four-time winner of both Yukon Quest and Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, born June 2, 1970 he received an ESPY nomination and began training alongside his father at dog sled racing during his teenage years.
Dog sled racer Mackey was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2001. Instead of letting this hinder him, however, he went on to win four consecutive Iditarod races from 2007 through 2010. Additionally, Alaska Public Media reports that Mackey made history as the first ever winner of both Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race–an international competition between Canada and Alaska–and Iditarod during one calendar year.
However, cancer returned to his throat last year. Through Facebook post he shared the news and informed fans that the past few months had been particularly challenging; further revealing he had been hospitalized with 24-hour care for treatment. “This is by far the hardest time in my life,” he wrote; vowing “to fight this until the very last second”.
On Wednesday night, Lance Mackey lost his battle. According to his family’s statement, he passed peacefully at age 52 with his beloved dogs by his side.
Lance was the first musher ever to win both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod races in 2007, becoming an historic double winner of both events simultaneously. Winning both awards meant more to him than winning just the Iditarod itself; his tough competition proved inspirational.
His race sleds are specifically built for him and his team of dogs. He has won multiple awards for his achievements – many from Presidents or other world leaders! Additionally, he is an accomplished author; having written numerous books on mushing.
An avid follower on social media and regularly featured in the news for his accomplishments, the well-known musher has amassed an extensive fan base over time – his popularity earning him endorsement deals and an estimated net worth estimated to exceed $1 Million! Stay informed with celebrity news by subscribing to PEOPLE’s daily newsletter; here you’ll receive celebrity gossip as well as inspiring human interest pieces all in one convenient spot – click here now and subscribe!