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Iditarod: Five things to know about standout finishes

...the first woman to win the race. It took 18 days and 20 minutes - the fourth slowest Iditarod on record. The late Susan Butcher, who would go on to win four Iditarods, was knocked out of the running that year when a moose ripped through her...
Zirkle maintains Iditarod lead, reaches coast at Unalakeet

...two runner-up finishes the last two years and become the first woman to win the grueling 1,000-mile race since Susan Butcher in 1990. Besides Buser, a handful of other veterans are trying to reel her in.Buser was the first musher into Kaltag...
Alaska mushers in lead on Iditarod's final stretch

...have a lot fans rooting for me. Believe me, I am trying."The last woman to win the race was four-time champion Susan Butcher in 1990. Libby Riddles was the first female winner, taking the crown in 1985.King won the Iditarod in 1993, 1996...
Zirkle aims for Iditarod title after narrow misses

...attempting to become only the third woman to win the nearly thousand-mile race across Alaska and the first since the late Susan Butcher won her fourth title in 1990. Zirkle has come close the last two years, finishing second in both races.Some are...
53-year-old musher becomes oldest Iditarod champ

...out there on that trail."Zirkle, 43, had hoped to be only the third woman to win the race and the first since Susan Butcher won her fourth Iditarod in 1990. Before this year's race, Zirkle noted the long time since a woman won."This...
Relating Medal of Freedom recipients to Alaskans

...strong diplomatic and leadership skills. For me, figuring out Coach Summit's Alaskan equivalent was the easiest. Susan Butcher. Need I say more?Since we do not have a Nobel Prize-winning novelist in Alaska, it's more of a stretch to match...
Herb Didrickson, 'The Pride Of Sitka,' inducted to AK Hall Of Fame

...Wally Leask reside. Where Kikkan Randall, Tommy Moe, Nina Kemppel and Hilary Lindh wax skis. Where Lance Mackey, Susan Butcher and George Attla hanker down from the cold.Didrikson, the little boy who tired out for the Boy Scout Troop 643 team...
Sports | Gold Medal
For Iditarod winner, resting dogs paid off

...frozen Bering Sea coast with history at stake. Zirkle was trying to become the first female winner since the late Susan Butcher won her fourth title in 1990, while Seavey was trying to become the oldest Iditarod winner ever at the age of 53...
This Day in History

...In 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Alaska Statehood Bill by a vote of 208 to 166. In 1979, Susan Butcher and Joe Reddington reached the 17,200-foot level in their attempt to be the first to mush sled dogs to the top...
WEIO merges sports, culture

...of Fairbanks, another 40-something competitor who won the 1989 Alaska Sportsperson of the Year Award over musher Susan Butcher and Olympic skiers Hilary Lindh, Nina Kemppel and Tommy Moe. There also are some new kids bringing new blood to the...


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