She tried to race last year and had to scratch after her dogs became ill. She also took a nasty blow to the head when a branch whacked her a good one...

she said at that time that she probably wouldn't be back, but thankfully that assessment was premature... she's back and going to try again!!!! I am cheering for her to have a GREAT race and finally make Nome! She's still got rookie status (until you actually make the entire trek you get labeled Rookie lol) but she's a very determined young lady with a great team of dogs!

her official website: http://gorachaelgo.com/

What's really great is for every mile of the trail she passes people are donating money to te charity she is a part of to support blind athletes!