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No End in Sight

My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer

Rachael Scdoris and Rick Steber

St. Martin's Griffin

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. 

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Chapter One My Perfect Moment My perfect moment: dead of winter, dogs running flat out, air so cold I can taste its brittleness on the tip of my tongue. I know this trail, know it by heart. Ahead is a sharp switchback right, followed by a steep downhill, breaking into a series of tight S-curves. Any of these can cause a musher to wreck. I have the overwhelming sensation of speed. A blanket of snow-laden clouds hides the harshness of the sunlight. I squint to see the vague shapes of dogs out in front of me. They are indistinct and one-dimensional. I see a bit of harness over there,
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"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

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  • Rachael Scdoris and Rick Steber

  • 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.
     
     
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No End in Sight

My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer

Rachael Scdoris and Rick Steber

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