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Blind musher confident as she hits trail

The tough part is over. That's how Rachael Scdoris felt at the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. All the years of training, all the cajoling and qualifying to get to this...
Photo: Nome at last

Tim Osmar of Ninilchik, Alaska, left, who drove his dog team in front of Rachael Scdoris, right, as her visual interpreter during the Iditarod Trial Sled Dog Race, stands with the 20-year old Scdoris, of Bend...
Blind musher decides not to enter Iditarod this year

...19-year-old legally blind musher from Oregon will not compete in next year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Rachael Scdoris, the Bend, Ore., teen who waged a high-profile campaign to become the first blind musher to compete in the 1...
Board allows blind musher in Iditarod

...Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race after directors approved a compromise plan Friday that will accommodate her disability. Rachael Scdoris, 18, of Redmond, Ore., will be guided by a musher with another dog team, who will communicate trail conditions...
Iditarod sets special meeting to decide about blind musher

...blind Oregon teenager seeking special accommodations to run the 2004 race. It is unclear yet whether 18-year-old Rachael Scdoris herself will attend the session, "but I think there will be some representation (for her)," said Rick Koch...
2005 Iditarod Starting Order

...Kelley Griffen, Wasilla 7. Mitch Seavey, Sterling 8. Judy Currier, Two Rivers 9. Phil Morgan, Anchorage 10. Rachael Scdoris, Bend, Ore. 11. Jessica Hendricks, Copper Center 12. Cim Smyth, Big Lake 13. G.B. Jones, Wasilla 14...
Iditarod turns down bid from blind teen

...proposal to accommodate disabled mushers on an individual basis ruled out any special consideration for 18-year-old Rachael Scdoris, of Redmond, Ore. "Obviously I am disappointed," Scdoris said in a telephone interview following the meeting...
Record falls as 100-plus teams enter Iditarod

...race applicants, 48, are rookies. Potts said 14 still must complete a qualifying race to be eligible, including Rachael Scdoris, a vision-impaired musher from Oregon who successfully lobbied to compete with special accommodations - guidance...
Mushers sign up for 2005 Iditarod race

...Redington Sr., father of the Iditarod; and perennial favorite Dee Dee Jonrowe of Willow. Also among the rookies was Rachael Scdoris, a legally blind musher from Bend, Ore., who was accompanied by her father. Scdoris was granted special permission...
Alaska Digest

...picnic for race volunteers. Fifteen others, including five-time Iditarod winner Rick Swenson, legally blind musher Rachael Scdoris, and Ryan Redington, grandson of Joe Redington Sr., the father of the Iditarod, submitted their entry paperwork...


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