September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Mackey

Rick Mackey

Bib Number: 44
Hometown: Nenana, Alaska


Biography

Rick Mackey, born in Concord NH on May 1, 1953, came to Alaska in 1959. Helping his father, Dick Mackey, prepare for the first Iditarod race in 1973, Rick has always been a part of the Iditarod and sled dog racing has always been a part of him.

Racing dogs since 1964, the 2004 Race will be his 22nd Iditarod Race. Rick won the 1983 Iditarod and has placed in the top ten numerous times. He is known for taking excellent care of his team and having a very strong team of dogs. He has won the award for the fastest time between Safety and Nome five times.

“There is a time for every season” and this seasoned veteran musher is ready to go. After taking a two-year break from racing the Iditarod he is ready and willing to cross the finish line in Nome. Rick Mackey has been married to Patty for 30 years and is the father of two children, Brenda 25, and Roland 7.

Rick lists himself as the self-employed owner of a sled dog kennel where he raises, sells, boards, leases and tours his own dogs. He does work at a lumber company in the summer when he doesn’t work with his dogs.


2001 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:34:00 10
Willow 3/04 12:26:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 16:53:00 16 3/04 17:00:00 16 0h 7m 4h 27m 10.11 45
Skwentna 3/04 21:29:00 16 3/05 01:32:00 16 4h 3m 4h 29m 7.58 34
Finger Lake 3/05 06:40:00 16 3/05 10:42:00 14 4h 2m 5h 8m 8.77 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 14:08:00 14 3/05 14:28:00 14 0h 20m 3h 26m 8.74 30
Rohn 3/05 20:36:00 14 3/05 20:53:00 14 0h 17m 6h 8m 7.83 48
Nikolai 3/06 11:45:00 14 3/06 18:08:00 13 6h 23m 14h 52m 6.26 93
McGrath 3/07 00:51:00 13 3/07 02:35:00 12 1h 44m 6h 43m 7.15 48
Takotna 3/07 05:01:00 12 3/07 11:25:00 12 6h 24m 2h 26m 9.45 23
Ophir 3/07 14:10:00 12 3/07 14:18:00 12 0h 8m 2h 45m 13.82 38
Iditarod 3/08 09:14:00 12 3/09 10:04:00 12 24h 50m 18h 56m 4.75 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/09 18:20:00 12 3/10 02:20:00 12 8h 0m 8h 16m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 06:25:00 12 3/10 06:27:00 12 0h 2m 4h 5m -15.92 ✔ ✔ -65
Grayling 3/10 09:31:00 12 3/10 13:58:00 11 4h 27m 3h 4m 35.22 ✔ ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/11 01:44:00 11 3/11 07:07:00 11 5h 23m 11h 46m 5.10 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/11 19:02:00 11 3/12 01:15:00 11 6h 13m 11h 55m 5.87 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/12 14:15:00 11 3/12 20:17:00 11 6h 2m 13h 0m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 03:06:00 11 3/13 10:57:00 11 7h 51m 6h 49m 5.87 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 17:44:00 11 3/13 23:50:00 10 6h 6m 6h 47m 8.55 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 07:04:00 10 3/14 07:25:00 10 0h 21m 7h 14m 6.64 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 14:02:00 10 3/14 22:30:00 10 8h 28m 6h 37m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 09:03:00 10 3/15 09:25:00 9 0h 22m 10h 33m 5.21 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 13:00:02 9 3h 35m 6.14 ✔ ✔ 22