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Iditarod: Five things to know about standout finishes

...closest race ever. The frantic dash down Front Street left Dick Mackey as the winner over Rick Swenson, who went on to become...LITTLE TRICKERYLance Mackey, the son of photo-finisher Dick Mackey, pulled off a stunt in 2008 that proved to be the turning...

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Mitch Seavey in Iditarod lead, Aliy Zirkle close

...dash down Front Street, a block off the frozen Bering Sea, that could parallel the 1978 photo finish between winner Dick Mackey and Rick Swenson has fans gathered in Nome excited to see the end of the race."I think having a real race from White...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-03-13/mitch-seavey-iditarod-lead-aliy-zirkle
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Former champion reclaims lead in Iditarod

...finish with so many front-runners clustered together.But will it match the 1978 mad dash down Front Street that left Dick Mackey as the winner with one second to spare over Rick Swenson, who went on to become the Iditarod's only five-time champion...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-03-12/former-champion-reclaims-lead-iditarod
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Iditarod champion remembered

...mourners were fans, friends and dog mushers, including four-time Iditarod winner Martin Buser and 1978 champion Dick Mackey. "I don't think she'll be replaced," said Donna Krier, an amateur historian who followed Butcher's dog mushing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090306/sta_20060903013.shtml
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Boozer elected into AK Sports Hall of Fame

...medal in the downhill run; Les Anderson's world-record king salmon catch; the 1978 Iditarod photo finish between Dick Mackey and Rick Swenson; Scott Gomez bringing the Stanley Cup to Anchorage; Monroe Catholic beating East Anchorage to win...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120407/spo_20071204008.shtml
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Mackey looking for a historic finish

...sixth Iditarod, also is trying to join his father, Dick Mackey, and brother, Rick, as Iditarod champions. He arrived...last won in 1991. He was in 29th position Monday. Dick Mackey beat Swenson for the win in 1978 in what was the closest...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031307/spo_20070313030.shtml
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Moore claims crown in the Copper Basin 300

...runner-up. Steer was followed five minutes later by Lance Mackey of Kasilof. Mackey is the son of 1978 Iditarod champion Dick Mackey and brother of 1983 Iditarod champion Rick Mackey. The Copper Basin 300, considered one of the state's premier mid-distance...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011105/spo_20050111021.shtml
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Iditarod Winners

...07 1975 Emmitt Peters 14:14:43:45 1976 Gerald Riley 18:22:58:17 1977 Rick Swenson 16:16:27:13 1978 Dick Mackey 14:18:52:24 1979 Rick Swenson 15:10:37:47 1980 Joe May 14:07:11:51 1981 Rick Swenson 12:08:45...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030203/spo_mushwinners.shtml
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From the Sidelines: Iditarod is often a race of odd sights

...runners. Sometimes the dogs dash under trees and the human gets clobbered by low hanging tree branches. Retired musher Dick Mackey of Fairbanks, the 1978 champion, said one time he was swiftly approaching a branch and dived off the sled to save...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031804/spo_sidelines.shtml
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Local Scores

...07 1975 Emmitt Peters 14:14:43:45 1976 Gerald Riley 18:22:58:17 1977 Rick Swenson 16:16:27:13 1978 Dick Mackey 14:18:52:24 1979 Rick Swenson 15:10:37:47 1980 Joe May 14:07:11:51 1981 Rick Swenson 12:08:45...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032304/spo_agate.shtml
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