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No other Iditarod musher has ever had five years like Susan Butcher's stretch between 1986 and 1990. In those years Butcher finished first, first, first, second -- by less than one hour -- and first again.
Hundreds of Dr. Bob Sept's patients have done something he hasn't -- they've run the Iditarod. Of course, they did it in the teams of race champions like Rick Swenson and Susan Butcher and in the teams of also-rans. Sept did hundreds of hours of veterinary work free.
Nome businessman Leo Rasmussen hasn't been with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race forever; it just seems that way.
If there is such a thing as Iditarod royalty, DeeDee Jonrowe is the people's princess.
Joe Delia never ran the Iditarod. But it's hard to imagine the race without him. Even though he officially retired as the Skwentna checker after the 1997 race, the checkpoint was still at his house last year. And Delia was still to be seen doing this and that -- unofficially.
In 1991, Rick Swenson set out from White Mountain to Nome into a snowstorm so severe that other veteran mushers turned back.
How do you know when you no longer have the time, the will or the stamina for the grueling Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race?Mike Campbell
On odd-numbered years such as this one, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race follows its southern route through ghost towns like Ophir and Iditarod, piercing hundreds of miles of forbidding and frigid wilderness.Mike Campbell
Oil giant Exxon-Mobil has come to the aid of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with the pledge of sponsorship worth $1.25 million over the next five years, race officials said Tuesday.Craig Medred
Blowback from the troubled global economy combined with a $1,000 increase in entry fees has combined to shrink the size of the field for the 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race by 25 percent.Mike Campbell

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