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Iditarod 2014: Mushiest Race of the Year
by Pretty Tough
posted March 8, 2014 at 9:09am

Since 1973, the world’s top mushers have gathered in Alaska to tackle the Iditarod’s 1,150-mile trail, which stretches from Anchorage to Nome, across mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, desolate tundra and windswept coastline. The ...more

Women and the Iditarod
by Women Skiing and Sports
posted March 14, 2011 at 9:10am

In 1985, Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. A year later, Susan Butcher won the race and became the second four-time winner in 1990 and the first woman to ever place in the top 10. Soon after, the motto going around Al...more

Bringing Changes to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games
by nerdbarry
posted November 30, 2010 at 12:38pm

The United States Olympic Committee USOC is not only looking to further the athletic accomplishments but make sustainable environmental changes to the Winter Games. And with the bid for the 2022 games being award in 2015, they must move fast with their ef...more

Mush: Following the 2009 Iditarod
by Pretty Tough
posted March 3, 2009 at 3:10pm

Since 1973, the world’s top mushers have gathered in Alaska to tackle the Iditarod’s 1,150-mile trail, which stretches from Anchorage to Nome, across mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, desolate tundra and windswept coastline....more

Competitive mushing in Connecticut
by Pretty Tough
posted January 10, 2009 at 8:59pm

The International Sled Dog Racing Association, based in Minnesota, estimates there are 3,000 dog drivers in North America. About 40 percent of mushers in the United States live in Alaska. Then there is Kathy Lesinski, a physical education teacher in Conne...more

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