Susan Butcher

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Birthday
26, 1954
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Aug 5, 2006 (51)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
26, 1954
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Aug 5, 2006 (51)

About

Dogsled racer who was only the second woman to win the Iditarod, the 1,150 mile race over Alaska, and the first to do so three times.

Before Fame

She studied veterinary medicine Colorado State University before moving to Alaska to pursue her passion for dogsledding.

Trivia

In addition to her Iditarod wins, she was also the first woman to climb to the summit of Mt. McKinley, which she did with a dog team in 1979.

Family Life

She had two daughters with her husband and fellow dog musher, David Monson.

Associated With

Erik Weihenmayer was another person to climb Mt. McKinley - though he did so blind.