By Brayden Rosling, Natalie Rhodes, Chase Mitchell
A couple of mushers
Susan Butcher was the first musher to win 3 iditarod races in a row. She also fell in the ice and won 2nd place in one race. In 1986 she set the record time then broke that record in 1988. Ellen Halverson was the first musher to finish last twice which as actually an accomplishment as many mushers never even finish.
How mushers survive
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