The Great Racers!
By:Ethan Ingoglia and Kit Boylan
- 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
- Carry 2300 lbs of dog food
- Arctic parka
- Big sleeping bag
- Musher food
- Dog boots
- 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
Rachel Scordis with one of her racing dogs.
All the supplies the musher need for the trip.
This is a picture of the long Iditarod trail.