No End in Sight: My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer (Paperback)

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No End In Sight is the first-person story of a young sled dog racer who had to overcome an incredible obstacle to compete--born legally blind, Rachael grew up amid the taunts of classmates who made fun of her until her innate athletic talent gave her an arena in which to shine.

Rachael was the youngest athlete ever to compete in a 500-mile sled dog race, but her dream goal was to participate in the sport's top competition: the Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race across the wilderness of Alaska. She faced stiff opposition from the organizers of the race because of her disability, but she never gave up--and finally was allowed to compete with the help of a visual interpreter.
No End In Sight is a story of athleticism and the grace that comes from working with animals. It is also a stirring memoir about how an unwavering inner compass can propel anyone to achieve even seemingly insurmountable goals.

About the Author


RACHEL SCDORIS grew up in Oregon. She is a cross-country and track athlete who participated in an exhibition 400-meter race at the Olympic Trails in Sacramento. RICK STEBER grew up in Alaska running sled dogs. He is the author of a number of nonfiction books set in the Pacific Northwest. They both live in Oregon.

Praise For…


"Scdoris's story…is compelling…inspiring.  What Scdoris lacks in sight she makes up in backbone.  Her rapport with her dogs is so powerful that we are able to understand their personalities and their resilience almost better than her own."--The Washington Post
 
"No End In Sight is an amazing, inspiring story."--Roanoke Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312364373
ISBN-10: 0312364377
Publisher: Griffin
Publication Date: March 20th, 2007
Pages: 282
Language: English