Kevin.N and Julianna.b 3-9-15 pd. 2 & 4
Who are the Iditarod mushers?
- Susan Butcher is the champion's of champion
- She won the Iditarod race four times
- The oldest person to enter was Norman Vaughan
- Martin Buser holds the speed record
- Rachael scdoris did the Iditarod blind
- Rachael is the first blind athlete to complete in the Iditarod
- She finished 57th place
- It was her dream to compete in Iditarod
- she was born with a vision disorder called congenital achromatopsia
("Susan Butcher". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Web. 09 Mar. 2015)
What is Iditarod?
- Iditarod means "distant places"
- Musher means " to march"
- It cost $10,000 to enter Iditarod
- Iditarod is a dangerous and grueling race
- winner is determined by first dog that crosses finish line
Where are the Iditarod mushers?
How do the Iditarod mushers race?
- race with dogs
- Rachael needs someone to spot the flags
- dogs must be able to work as a team
- dogs must have microchips
- dogs are taken to the vet the day of the race
- Rachael needs someone with her when racing
Why do the Iditarod Mushers race?
- for fun
- for the money
- as a hobby