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May 11, 1989
Susan Butcher, three-time Iditarod champion, was named as the winner of the 22nd annual Amateur Athlete Achievement Award. Butcher won the 1,200-mile sled-dog race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, in 1986, 1987 and 1988, making her the first musher to win the event three consecutive years. This year, she finished second behind Joe Runyan.
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May 11, 1989
Susan Butcher, three-time Iditarod champion, was named as the winner of the 22nd annual Amateur Athlete Achievement Award. Butcher won the 1,200-mile sled-dog race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, in 1986, 1987 and 1988, making her the first musher to win the event three consecutive years. This year, she finished second behind Joe Runyan.
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January 30, 1989 | From Times wire services
Defending champion Joe Runyan led a 1-2-3-4 American sweep in the seventh stage of the Alpirod international sled dog race today. Kathy Swenson finished second to keep her overall lead in the race, scheduled to end Sunday in Northern Italy. Runyan covered the 45-kilometer (28-mile) course from Samaden to Lavin, a tiny village in the Engadine Valley near St. Moritz, in 1 hour, 47 minutes and 14 seconds. Libby Riddles took third place and Tim White fourth.
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March 7, 1992
Joe Runyan and Doug Swingley arrived in Ruby, Alaska, to lead the Iditarod Trail dogsled race.
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March 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Runyan and Doug Swingley pressed on toward the Yukon River, still without having taken their mandatory 24-hour layovers. The two sled dog racers left Cripple, Alaska, the race's halfway point, at 11:50 a.m. and 12:09 p.m. A pack of mushers that had taken the required rest was closing in on Cripple. Martin Buser moved into third place.
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January 30, 1989 | From Times wire services
Defending champion Joe Runyan led a 1-2-3-4 American sweep in the seventh stage of the Alpirod international sled dog race today. Kathy Swenson finished second to keep her overall lead in the race, scheduled to end Sunday in Northern Italy. Runyan covered the 45-kilometer (28-mile) course from Samaden to Lavin, a tiny village in the Engadine Valley near St. Moritz, in 1 hour, 47 minutes and 14 seconds. Libby Riddles took third place and Tim White fourth.
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January 26, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Kathy Swenson of the United States won the fourth stage of the Alpirod today to widen her lead in the international sled dog race. She covered the 35-kilometer (21.7-mile) course in the Moriana Valley in 1 hour and 28 minutes, clocking an average speed of 13 m.p.h. Tony Andreone of France placed second more than a minute behind, and Tim White of the United States finished third. Two runs were scheduled today, with mushers competing for the first time under the lights in an evening stage.
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