Libby Riddles - 1985 - First woman to win the Iditarod.
Mary Shields was one of two women to be the first to participate in the Iditarod Trail Race in 1974, and the first to finish the Iditarod. She placed 23rd then.
The Iditarod received more attention outside of the state after the 1985 victory of Libby Riddles, a long shot who became the first woman to win the race. Susan Butcher became the second woman to win the race and went on to win three more years.
Libby Riddles was the first: she won the 1985 Iditarod race. Susan Butcher was the second woman to win it, in 1986.
Yes and the first woman to win the iditarod was libby riddles
Libby Riddles was the first woman to win the Iditarod, but Susan Butcher was close behind.
the closets finish in the iditarod was in 1961, when two sleders where 2 seconds apart.
41st out of 54 finishers in 1983.
6 dogs at the finish
The finish line is in Nome, Alaska.