Sue is 76th of 95 mushers on March 14 of
the 2008 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She didn't
race in 2009.
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Sue Morgan, 58, is a native
of Chicago who has spent a number of years
alternating between residency in Alaska and Utah.
After moving to Alaska from Illinois, she departed
to attend Utah State University, where she received
her BS and later her MS. Following graduation, she
got a great job at USU and stayed. Alaska was a
place she called home and one that was always in
her thoughts. She returned to Alaska as a geologist
in 1990 to attend the University of Alaska
Fairbanks to do graduate work and field study in
the Brooks Range where she spent six summers in
what she describes as "a magical place." "Ten years
ago I took a beautiful malamute that needed a home
and thought I would skijor with him. Got a second
malamute mix that also needed a home. Turned out
neither wanted to pull so after a few years of not
going anywhere, I decided to try real' sled
dogs and bought three (3) from a racing kennel in
Alaska - I was hooked! My kennel grew and grew. I
ran distance races and thoughts of running the
Iditarod started dancing in my head. It was a dream
that became reality in 2006, Unfortunately, I
scratched and thought my distance sledding might be
over until this spring. The dream of going to Nome
with my dogs gripped me again and didn't let go, so
we are back on the trail." Sue is currently a
geology professor at USU. She is married to John
Martin and says she enjoys hiking, gardening,
camping and cooking.
Morgan, 56, lived in Alaska years ago but moved
outside to attend Utah State University and then
worked at the college. A geologist, she's returned
to Alaska numerous times.
Morgan, 58, has spent several years alternating
between residency in Alaska and Utah. A malamute
purchased 10 years ago started the mushing bug.
Scratched in the 2006 Iditarod.
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