The Great Racers!

By:Ethan Ingoglia and Kit Boylan

Rachel Scordis

  • First blind person to complete Iditarod
  • Finished 57th out of 71 people
  • First race when she was 11
  • Request denied at first
  • Entered a race in 2005 with worlds top musher
  • Participated in 2 races in the winter of 2004

Travel Supplies

  • Carry 2300 lbs of dog food
  • Ax
  • Arctic parka
  • Big sleeping bag
  • Musher food
  • Dog boots

Intersting Facts

  • Prize is $69,00 and a new truck
  • Last 9-15 days
  • 1,150 miles
  • Commands such as haw ,gee, hike, and whoa
  • Must be 18 and older to race
  • 14-17to run Jr. Iditarod
  • Sport in over 100 countries
  • 16 dogs

Conditions and Weather

  • Temperatures reach to far below zero
  • Warmest temperature 32 degrees
  • Very icy and dangerous
  • Only cancels due to climate change
  • Fan-hitch allows dogs to choose path through dangerous icy areas