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Iditarod: Five things to know about standout finishes

...runner-up in 1978, the closest race ever. The frantic dash down Front Street left Dick Mackey as the winner over Rick Swenson, who went on to become the Iditarod's only five-time champion.QUEENS OF THE TRAILIn 1985, Libby Riddles forged...
King leads Iditarod, 1st out of White Mountain

...Zirkle left the checkpoint at 4 p.m. with 11 dogs on her team.King is a four-time champion and could match Rick Swenson with five championships if he is first to Nome.Zirkle, of Two Rivers, Alaska, has finished as runner-up the last...
Alaska mushers in lead on Iditarod's final stretch

...Riddles was the first female winner, taking the crown in 1985.King won the Iditarod in 1993, 1996, 1998 and 2006. Rick Swenson, of Two Rivers, is the race's only five-time champion. If King wins, he'll also become the Iditarod's oldest...
Mitch Seavey in Iditarod lead, Aliy Zirkle close

...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 Mountain to Nome...
Former champion reclaims lead in Iditarod

...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?"You know, it very well could be" McLarnon said...
Mushers sign up for 2005 Iditarod race

...reach record numbers and includes last year's Iditarod winner Mitch Seavey of Seward and five-time former champion Rick Swenson of Two Rivers, race organizers said. Seavey and Swenson were among several dozen who signed up. Others decided to...
Record number of mushers register for 2003 Iditarod defending and four-time champion Martin Buser of Big Lake (1992, 1994, 1997 and 2002). Five-time winner Rick Swenson of Two Rivers (1977, 1979, 1980, 1982 and 1991) is also in the field, as are three-time winner Jeff King of...
Bicknell enters Yukon Quest's wedding, and while she's there she plans to head north to visit the kennel of five-time Iditarod champion Rick Swenson in Two Rivers. Bicknell said Swenson is good friends with her parents, Dick and Cindy Molburg, and Swenson is a frequent...
Proposed halibut quotas split tourism industry

...000 halibut charter businesses. Some longtime operators favor individual fishing quotas. Homer Ocean Charter owner Rick Swenson considers halibut charter IFQs inevitable. "The train is coming into the station. I can be on the tracks and get...
Interior mushers cope with lean snow conditions

...They do so much better if they have some cushioning underneath them," Zirkle said. Five-time Iditarod champion Rick Swenson of Two Rivers is still using four-wheelers to train his dogs. "Normally you can at least be running 10 dogs on a...


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