Lisbet Norris

A musher in the Iditarod

About Lisbet Norris

Lisbet grew up in Willow, Alaska. She is 28 years old and has thirty dogs. The dogs are all Siberian Huskies. She got her BA in Northern Studies and History from UAF in 2011. She is a member of the Aurora Dog Mushers and the Willow Dog Association. She completed her first Iditarod with a team of AKC registered Siberian Huskies from the family kennel: Alaskan Kennels, the oldest Siberian Husky kennel in the world.

Training

She loads 2/3 of the team into the dog trailer and truck them up the road to Hatchet Pass for training. She puts boots on her dog’s paws when she is training because the gravel can be very abrasive on the dog's paws. The Copper Basin 300 is considered great training for the Iditarod.

The Iditarod

The Iditarod is 1,100 miles long. It twists and turns through mountains and valleys. There are twenty-six check points that the racers have to go through in order to finish the race. The Iditarod starts in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Nome, Alaska. First person to get to the finish wins.