Famous Mushers

By Sarah Harvey and Brian Wheatley

Susan Butcher

  • Has won 4 grueling races in 1986, 1987, 1988,1990.
  • wanted too pursue her passion and become a dogsled musher.
  • also did have a career of being a veterinarian technician before she became a dogsled musher.
  • also won woman sports awards.
  • Then after a little while she got diagnosed with leukemia in 2005 and died on august 5 2006.
  • Susan Butcher." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 2016. Web. 31 Mar. 2011

Jeff King

  • Jeff king is the oldest guy ever to win a race he won four Iditarod.
  • Four Iditarod victories.
  • Came to Alaska to seek adventure.


Dog, Sanka W. "Jeff King, Rick Swenson & Lance Mackey – Idols – Iditarod."Iditarod Jeff King Rick Swenson Lance Mackey Idols Comments. Iditirod Trail Committee, Inc., 15 Oct. 2012. Web. 31 Mar. 2016. http://iditarod.com/zuma/jeff-king-rick-swenson-lance-mackey-idols-by-sanka-w-dog/

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This years race

  • Dallas Seavey was this years Iditarod winner.
  • Also this twin sisters raced together.
  • Father and son raced against each other too.
  • Normally people lose some of their dogs before they reach the end.
  • "Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®." Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®. Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc., 3 Feb. 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2015.

Lance Makey

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    • Lance Makey had won many of the same dogs.
    • Lances career nearly ended due to throat cancer.
    • he won back to back races/Iditarod's .
    • Lance makey says he was born to race.
    • "Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®." Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®. Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc., 3 Feb. 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2015.

    Rick Swenson

    . He’s an excellent musher with a good line of dogs Rick says that weather is a part of Iditarod.

    • If you’re prepared and have the attitude of having a good time in storms, the situation isn’t negative.
    • Swenson is an advocate of P.M.A. (Positive Mental Attitude).
    • "Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®." Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®. Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc., 3 Feb. 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2015.
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    This rick Swenson coming to Nome winning first place.

    Work Cited

    Dog, Sanka W. "Jeff King, Rick Swenson & Lance Mackey – Idols – Iditarod."Iditarod Jeff King Rick Swenson Lance Mackey Idols Comments. Iditirod Trail Committee, Inc., 15 Oct. 2012. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.

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

    "Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®." Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®. Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc., 3 Feb. 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2015.