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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.
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Mackey wins fourth straight Iditarod

NOME, Alaska, March 16 (UPI) -- Lance Mackey won his record fourth straight Iditarod sled dog race Tuesday, making the trek from Anchorage to Nome in just under nine days.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 26, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006.
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Susan Butcher, 4-time Iditarod champ, dies

SEATTLE, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Four-time Iditarod sled-dog champion, Susan Butcher, has died from leukemia in at Seattle hospital at the age of 51.

Iditarod winner Butcher fighting leukemia

SEATTLE, July 19 (UPI) -- Susan Butcher, a four-time Iditarod sled-dog champion now fighting leukemia in Seattle, has responded poorly to a bone-marrow transplant, her husband says.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2005 with five to follow.
By United Press International

Iditarod legend Susan Butcher has leukemia

SEATTLE, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Susan Butcher, the only woman to win four Iditarod Sled Dog races, is being treated for leukemia in a Seattle hospital.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 26, the 361st day of 2004 with five to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2003 with five to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2002 with five to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2001 with five to follow.
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Susan Howlet Butcher (December 26, 1954 – August 5, 2006) was an American dog musher, noteworthy as the second woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1986, the second four-time winner in 1990, and the first to win four out of five sequential years. She is commemorated in Alaska by the Susan Butcher Day.

Susan Butcher was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a lover of dogs and the outdoors. When she was young her parents divorced. Her brother died of leukemia at a young age. She studied at Colorado State University and ultimately became a veterinary technician.

To pursue her love of dogsled racing and breeding huskies, she moved to the Wrangell Mountains area of Alaska.

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