In its 30th year, the winners of all three Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog races were women for the first time in race history.
FORT KENT, Maine — Katherine Langlais, of Glenwood, New Brunswick, is the 2023 Can-Am Crown 250 winner, making history as the first woman ever to win the competition in race history. It also marks the first time the winners of all three Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog races are women.
Langlais was joined in the winner’s circle by Diane Marquis of Quebec City, who won the 30-mile race, and Florence Shaw, also of Quebec City, winner of the 100-mile race.
“I have no words. I don’t think I’ve realized it yet, so it’ll probably dawn on me tomorrow,” Langlais said.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the race in Fort Kent.
“I work full-time, and all of my time off is with the dogs. For the dogs, our love for the dogs, all …