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Netflix's Losers is winningly watchable

Aliy Zirkle and her dogs head out at the ceremonial start of the 47th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage.
Aliy Zirkle and her dogs head out at the ceremonial start of the 47th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage.PHOTO: REUTERS

You need to know who Aliy Zirkle is, tall as a spruce and as rugged as an Alaskan winter. She's a dog lover, sled rider, Iditarod racer. Which is the annual pilgrimage from Anchorage to Nome over 1,600km of snow, through blizzards, fighting the wind, evading moody moose, warding off frostbite and trying not to fall through the ice.

And you thought you knew tough in sport.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2019, with the headline 'Netflix's Losers is winningly watchable'. Print Edition | Subscribe