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  1. 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.
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Who was the first woman to win the Iditarod race and what year did she win?

Libby Riddles - 1985 - First woman to win the Iditarod.


Is the winner of the iditarod first or last to finish the race?

The first to finish the race. The race starts on Willow Lake and ends in Nome. It is about 1000 miles long.


Who was the first women to finsh 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.


Who was the first woman to win the Iditarod?

Libby Riddles was the first: she won the 1985 Iditarod race. Susan Butcher was the second woman to win it, in 1986.


Who was the first woman to win the iditarod sled dog race?

libby riddles


What it the largest number of mushers to finish the iditarod race?

The largest number of mushers to finish a race is 77.


When was the first Iditarod Race?

* The first Iditarod race to Nome started March 3, 1973.


Who was the first woman to do 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. Her first race experience came shortly after she came to Alaska. In October some friends of hers let her borrow 3 of their dogs and a sled for her to use in hauling water and firewood. From this experience she learned a love for dogs and mushing.


How many dogs are you allowed to race in the Iditarod?

6 dogs is the minimum number of dogs that you have to finish with in the Iditarod.


When was the first Jr. Iditarod race?

The first Jr. Iditarod race took place in March of 1978.


What is the name of the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska?

Susan Butcher


How many days does it take to finish the iditarod race?

12 to 16 days

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