Iditarod's first champion Dick Wilmarth has died

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The first champion of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has died.

Richard "Dick" Wilmarth was a musher, miner and trapper from Red Devil, a tiny town on the Kuskokwim River.

Wilmarth won the first running of the Iditarod in 1973 in a time of 20 days, 49 minutes, 41 seconds. The first race was to be the only time Wilmarth would run Iditarod.

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