The Alaska House passed a bill that calls for honoring Susan Butcher on the first Saturday of each March. The first Saturday of March is traditionally the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a race which Susan won four times in her career as a musher.Butcher, who died last year of leukemia at the age of 51, was an inspiration to many athletes, especially women. Butcher raced equally against men in a male dominated sport, and won. She also made headlines after she helped drive a dog team to the sumit of Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America.The bill will now go to the Senate for approval.
Racing in the ACE Race with Tonya Helm On this episode of the Mushing podcast,