What an amazing Iditarod!

19 Mar

If your classroom or school participated in an Idita-Read program this year, we hope it was successful and fun for your students!

Since I am now closer to the number 50 than I am to the number 45, I was very happy to hear that this year’s Iditarod produced the oldest champion in history. 53-year-old Mitch Seavey became the oldest winner ever of the grueling, 1,000-mile race. “This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age who think it ends at 50, because it doesn’t,” 53-year-old Mitch Seavey said after cruising across the finish.

Below are a couple of stories from the 2013 “last great race on earth” that you may want to share with your students if you haven’t already:

Did you hear the story about the beautiful sled dog May? May is a strawberry blond female that disappeared when she was separated from the team due to entangled lines. She was found trotting with bloody paws and very thin after SEVEN days of being alone in severe weather. May was evidentially “running home”. Aaahhh, so happy she is now safe and sound. 🙂


I also loved the story of the Musher that saved his dog with “mouth to snout” CPR. I could read about the amazing feats of the heroic mushers and majestic sled dogs all day!

We love hearing from you. If you have anything to share about your 2013 Idita-Read program, please do!

Have a great week!


Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “What an amazing Iditarod!

  1. Karen Ganon

    April 9, 2013 at 3:27 am

    We loved following along on the map and the checkpoint sheet. We chose Martin as a class, and faithfully recorded the info for him on the checkpoint sheet. It was a huge success. Thanks so much!


      April 9, 2013 at 3:40 am

      We love hearing that! So glad your idita-read was a success!


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