A sled dog race was included as a demonstration event at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. There were five contestants from Canada and seven from the United States. The event, run under the rules of the New England Sled Dog Club, ran twice over a 25.1 mile long course. With six dogs per sled, each sled took off at three-minute intervals, and intermediate times were given to the mushers at four miles, 10.6 miles, and 22.46 miles. The event was won by Canada's Emile St. Godard, who beat America's Leonhard Seppala and compatriot Shorty Russick.