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No End in Sight: My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer (Hardcover)
The inspirational first person story of a young dog sled racer who had to overcome incredible odds to compete: she is legally blindFor more than eleven years, twenty-one-year-old Rachael Scdoris has been guiding teams of sled dogs across jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, and desolate tundra at speeds exceeding twenty mph. Not only is Rachael the youngest athlete to ever complete a 500-mile sled dog race mile, but she is also legally blind and has been since birth.
Though she faced resistance from race organizers, Rachael finally achieved her goal of competing, with the aid of a visual interpreter, in the 2005 Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race across the wilds of Alaska.
"No End in Sight" is a story full of heartache and hope, challenge and courage-- and ultimately the triumph of dreaming big and working to make those dreams come true.
About the Author
Rachel Scdoris is a dog sled racer who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She participated in her first Iditarod sled race in 2005. Rick Steber grew up running sled dogs, and is the author of a number of nonfiction books. They both live in Oregon.
"People identify with Rachael. They feel inspired by who she is as a person and what she has overcome; her strength, her courage, her hope. She won't allow things to get in her way. People see Rachael as a role model for those facing challenges in their own lives." -- Mushing Magazine"Rachael Scdoris is not one to walk away from a challenge. She's already an accomplished musher, but it is her character and perseverance which are most exceptional." -- The Frontiersman "Rachael Scdoris is a prime example of how athletes, no matter what their obstacles are, can achieve great things." --femsport Magazine