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I had been looking up to Christa Rothenburger and Karen Kania for a long time,” Blair remembered later, “and now, all of a sudden, I was skating on their level. ” Even so, Rothenburger was a formidable presence on the ice. Two months before the Calgary games, she had broken Blair’s record in the 500meter event. And in Calgary, it was Rothenburger who made a statement first. 12 seconds. Blair remained calm in the face of Rothenburger’s achievement. She figured that if she started strong, she would have a good chance of besting the East German’s time.
She charged at me. ” Another racer came along and shot the moose, but not before the crazed animal had killed two of her dogs. Butcher suffered a severe shoulder injury and was not able to finish the course. The victory went to another woman racer, LIBBY RIDDLES. But the following year a fully healed Butcher rode her dogs to a resounding victory. Her racing time of 11 days, 15 hours, and six minutes set a new world record for the course. Butcher repeated as champion in 1987 and 1988, and then, in 1990, she won her fourth Iditarod, once again in record-breaking fashion, with a time of 11 days, one hour, 23 minutes, and 23 seconds.
Later that year, Carpenter’s brother suggested that she take up cycling. Aware that SHEILA YOUNG, a fellow speed skater, had also become a competitive cyclist, Capenter began spending several hours a day on her bike. In 1977, Carpenter entered her first two national cycling competitions and won them both. That same year she took a silver medal in her first international race, and in 1978, she won two more national titles. By 1983, Carpenter was one of the top cyclists in the world. In eight years of competitive racing, she had won 12 titles, including four national championships and one world championship.