Iditarod Race Winners
Iditarod race winners FAQ: Who are the former winners of the Iditarod race, and what are some of the Iditarod race records?
Still fascinated by the 2011 Iditarod Race here in Alaska, I did some more research, and put together this list of all the Iditarod winners since the race started in 1973.
Iditarod race winners
Here's the list of Iditarod race winners, and the year(s) they won the race:
Iditarod race winners - Notes
As you can see from this list of Iditarod race winners, several mushers have won the Iditarod multiple times. Mushers who have won the Iditarod multiple times include:
- Rick Swenson, 5 times
- Martin Buser, 4 times
- Susan Butcher, 4 times
- Jeff King, 4 times
- Lance Mackey, 4 times
- Doug Swingley, 4 times
- Robert Sorlie, 2 times
Iditarod winners - Records, notes
As noted in my Iditarod facts, history, and information page, here are some other notes about Iditarod winners:
Martin Buser currently holds the record for the fastest Iditarod race time: Eight days, 22 hours, 46 minutes, 2 seconds.
- John Baker now holds the record for the fastest Iditarod race time: Eight days, 18 hours, 46 minutes, 39 seconds
- Carl Huntington won the 1974 race with the slowest winning time, 20 days, 15 hours, two minutes, and seven seconds.
- Lance Mackey holds the record for most consecutive Iditarod race wins with four.
- Libby Riddles was the first woman to win the Iditarod race in 1985.
Iditarod race winners - Summary
I hope this information on historical Iditarod race winners has been helpful. I'll try to add more information to this page as I learn it. And of course I'll update it after we have a 2011 Iditarod race winner.