Then Susan Butcher won four times in five years ('86, '87', '88, and '90), giving rise to a slogan still widely quoted here:
Alaska: where men are men, and women win the Iditarod
In terms of winning, though, it's been a long dry spell since then ... but plenty of female mushers have run the race.
And this year, there were 78 teams registered to attempt the run; 25 of the mushers are women.
That's very cool.
|Aliy Zirkle, who has finished 2nd in the last three races. This is her year!||(photo from spkenneldoglog.blogspot.com)|