Bartlett Skier/Skijor Relay Race 2008

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

The results begin to answer this question.  In this sample of 16, the skijors were, on the average, 18% faster than their partners.  Comparing the times of the five fastest skiers to the five fastest skijor/dog teams, the skijors were 19% faster.  For the median teams (8th place skier compared to the 8th place skijor), the skijor had an 18% advantage.