Libby Riddles

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Birthday
1, 1956
Birthplace
Madison, WI
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
Madison, WI

About

Notable as the first female winner of the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, she is also well known as a champion sled dog breeder.

Before Fame

In 1978, she competed in and won her first dog mushing race, the Clines Mini Mart Sprint.

Trivia

Following her Iditarod victory, she lived among the Alaskan indigenous peoples for over half a decade.

Family Life

Raised in Wisconsin and Minnesota by Mary and Willard Riddles, she relocated to Alaska in her late teens. She and her partner, fellow dog trainer and breeder Joe Garnie, eventually settled in Teller, Alaska.

Associated With

She and Lance Mackey are both Iditarod champions.