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Cold moments: When weather and sports collide

What's the worst hand that mother nature has ever dealt a sporting event? Story

Updated: October 28, 2008, 10:58 AM ET
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5. Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Date: March 20, 1985 (day of finish)

Weather: Multiple blizzards and whiteouts throughout the race.

What happened: Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod, and the weather was so brutal it took her just over 18 days to complete the course -- more than six days longer than it would take Susan Butcher, the second woman to win Iditarod, in 1986. Riddles credits her win (by about five hours) to two crack ...

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