Bartlett Skier/Skijor Relay Race 2007

Have you ever wondered how much a dog helps a skijor?

The relay race results begin to answer this question.  In this sample of 18, the skijors were, on the average,  27% faster than their partners.  Comparing the times of the three fastest skiers to the three fastest skijor/dog team, the skijors were 36% faster. For the median teams (9th place skier compared to the 9th place skijor), the skijor had a 37% advantage.

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