Famous Mushers

Josie, Gillian, and Ainsley

Susan Butcher

  • Completed first Iditarod in 1988
  • She went on to win grueling race in 1986, 1987, 1988,1990
  • She made a foundation called National women's sports foundation
  • Placing in the top 5 in twelve times
  • She died august 5, 2006 from cancer
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Robert Sorlie

  • 47 years of being a firefighter
  • He won March 16, 2005 his second Iditarod race
  • He has 16 dogs to start and when he got to a Checkpoint the dogs where tired
  • Not born in the united states
  • His uncle did the Iditarod
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Training

  • At 10 weeks they start harnessing the dogs so it can get more comfortable
  • At 4 months they can pull a light weight object
  • Whoa means to stop
  • Hike means to move forward
  • gee means to turn right
  • Haw means to turn left
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Intresting facts

  • The famous mushers make 69,00 and a new truck
  • The race last 9 to 15 days
  • The Iditarod is known as the last great race on earth
  • the race is over 1150 miles
  • temperature's that can reach far below zero
  • 16 dogs per musher
  • Iditarod is an Indian name meaning 'clear water'
  • 18 years to mush
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Works Cited

  • D'Oro, Rachel. "Arduous Iditarod Demands Mushers' Tactics, Tricks." Ketchikan Daily News. 04 Mar. 2013: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 04 Apr. 201

  • Royte, Elizabeth. "Mush, Mush, Mush, Dammit, Mush!." Outside. Dec. 1996: 120+. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 05 Apr. 2016


  • Susan Butcher." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 2016. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.