Never-Told Tales of the Greatest Iditarod Adventure of All Time, the Trailbreaking First Run---Spun by Pioneer Racer and Author Rod Perry. The only Anchorage area competitor in the first Iditarod, Rod is one of the few remaining who took part in many of the founding events and was privvy to many of the inner workings in the two years leading up to the 1973 race. Listen as he relates tales will surprise even many who consider themselves old insiders. Learn about prevalent opposition that nearly killed the event. Hear Rod relate how chance turning points saved the race for Alaska and the world. Once you've traveled with Rod over the utterly wild and crazy, preposterous and absurd, barely organized, gut busting and glorious trailblazing run you'll agree with Rod that by any measure it was, overall, the greatest of all Iditarod adventures. About Rod Perry: Rod was the only musher in the entire Anchorage Bowl to run the first Anchorage-Nome Iditarod. Though it was home to half the state's population, no other musher was prepared---or the least bit even interested! Now, after almost four decades of Iditarods there have been well over 1,000 official finishes. Rod's was the 17th. He has ridden a moose, commercial fished, guided for big game, helped found the Yukon Quest, and conceived and filmed Sourdough, the most widely viewed, worldwide, of any motion picture ever made in Alaska. The first of his two-volume work TRAILBREAKERS Pioneering Alaska's Iditarod is on the market and he is hard at work completing the second. (AnchorageLibrary)
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