While her competitors waited out a blizzard during the 1985
Iditarod, Libby Riddles, 28, mushed into the teeth of the storm.
Howling winds, poor visibility and bone-chilling cold eventually
forced her to spend the night wrapped in her sled bag, but
Riddles continued and became the first woman to win the race. Her
daring run became a media event and raised the Iditarod's
TWO COLOR PHOTOS: JEFF SCHULTZ/ALASKASTOCK.COM (BUTCHER, RIDDLES,IDITAROD) AFTER WINNING THE '85 RACE (ABOVE), RIDDLES HAD SOME BUBBLY, BUT DOGS AXLE AND DUGAN STAYED ON THE WAGON.