“It was so flat and so early in the morning, it was hard not to doze. I woke up in jumbled ice and no other dog tracks.”


Rachael Scdoris (1985-)
Rachael is completely colorblind and her vision is only 20/200. In spite of being legally blind she became passionate about dog sledding at a young age. She was behind a dog sled at three-years-old and started dog sled racing at eleven-years-old. Her strength, determination and athletic prowess helped her achieve what others assumed impossible. In 2006, Rachael made history becoming the first legally blind musher to cross the Iditarod (over 1150 miles) finish line in 12 days, 10 hours, and 42 minutes, and placing 57 out of 72 mushers.