Ksenia took 7th in her rookie year, 2015 and 10th in 2016.

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Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Ksenia (Katie) Deits, 16, came with her family to Alaska where she met Iditarod finisher, Christine Roalofs, in 2013, and was promptly introduced to the sport of dog mushing. She says Christine’s dogs are called the “City Slickers.” “I am very proud to run her dogs. I have a fun time with them.” She has a brother, Alex, who likes to help Katie and Christine, but Katie says he prefers skiing to mushing. She attends Bartlett High School and is a junior this year. She enjoys hiking and biking and says she wants to become a veterinary technician. She says “yes” she plans to continue mushing.

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