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.