Iditarod: Libby Riddles Testimonial
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Libby Riddles wins 1985 Iditarod
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Libby Riddles made history in 1985 when she became the first female to win Alaska’s 1,100-mile dog sled race known as the Iditarod. Braving temperatures of up to 60º F below zero, getting tossed around on a sled and taking chances, like steering her team of 16 huskies across frozen oceans, made this race the most grueling feat the professional dog musher has ever undertaken. A Triumph for Women. When the 1985 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began, Libby Riddles was a virtually unknown musher living in Teller. When the race ended, she was an international celebrity.
By braving a storm that no other musher challenged, Riddles became the first woman to win the world’s most significant dog sled race. In 1985, musher Libby Riddles made history as the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Known as “The Last Great Race on Earth,” the Iditarod started in 1973 and takes place in Alaska every spring.
Mushers and their team of dogs trek across roughly 1,000 miles of frozen tundra, from Anchorage to Nome, over the course of several days. It’s the home of Iditarod musher Libby Riddles; the first woman to win the Iditarod 22 years ago this March. For the past 16 years Riddles has called.
Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story by Libby Riddles (1988-01-01) [Libby Riddles;Tim Jones] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From left to right in the photo – Libby Riddles with Marianna Mallory and Jannelle Trowbridge. Libby is the first women to ever win Iditarod.
Marianna won the Junior Iditarod Humanitarian Award in 2015. Jannelle Trowbridge was the highest female finisher in the 2014 and 2015 Junior Iditarod and received a fur hat each yea. Libby Riddles (born April 1, 1956) is an American dog musher, and the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Riddles was born in Madison, Wisconsin to Willard and Mary Riddles, and moved to Alaska (from Minnesota; she had been living in St.
Joseph while attending Apollo High School in St. Cloud) just before her 17th birthday. She saw a sprint race and fell in love with mushing. On the trail, her dogs always came first.
They were dressed just as warm as her, wearing insulated dog blankets and booties on their feet to keep from freezing. Libby would also cook their food before her own. It took Libby and her team 18 hours 20 minutes 17 seconds to complete the race. 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. The next year, Susan Butcher became the second woman to win the race and went on to win three more years.
Print and television journalists and crowds of spectators attend the ceremonial start. Libby Riddles is an amazing woman. I heard her speak when I was in Alaska. What a story. She has lived in Alaska since she was 16 when she left home for Alaska.
Hard to imagine what she went through to become the first woman to win the Iditarod race from Anchorage to Nome..1200 miles. She had done the race before and was an experienced musher.
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