Four Women Ranking Among 2013 Iditarod’s Top-20 Mushers

There are currently four women running among the top-20 in this year’s Iditarod. This year’s race could be both extremely fast and extremely competitive. The women in the race aren’t holding back.After placing second last year to Dallas Seavey, Aliy Zirkle decided she was no longer just training dogs, but she’d also need to train herself to claim an Iditarod win.“We decided our lifestyle oughta be a little more fit. Our dogs are the most fit athletes in the world and standing on the back of the sled like a big lug seemed a little bit unfair,” Zirkle said.This is Zirkle’s 13th Iditarod. She has her sights set on a win, but she’s learned that anything can happen on the way to Nome.Read more here:


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