Race Across Alaska: First Woman To Win The Iditarod Tells Her Story (BOOK)

Authors: Libby Riddles and Tim Jones
Published: January 1, 1988
Copyright: Reed Business Information, Inc. 1988


Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story,” as the title suggests, tells us a brave and touching story of the first ever Woman to win a grueling Iditarod, the “Last Great Race On Earth,” from her own perspective. For those of you who are not familiar with Iditarod Trail, it is an long-distance sled dog marathon taking place every year (since 1973) in Alaska, from Anchorage to Nome – more than 1100 miles (1770 km). In the early March, mushers from all around the world are coming here to test the limits of their skills and their dogs in the harsh and merciless winter landscapes, where temperatures sometimes fall bellow −94°F (−70°C). Can you imagine that cold? I just can’t. During the last winter, temperatures in my town were around -13°F (−25°C) and it was freaking cold, but this is just too much if you ask me. Continue Reading →