June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Doug Swingley

Doug Swingley

Bib Number: 37
Hometown: Lincoln, MT


Biography

Musher and dog breeder, Doug Swingley, 53, was born in Montana. He began mushing in 1989. His brother, Greg, sparked his interest in the Iditarod and he has been hooked ever since. He is a four-time Iditarod champion. He says he continues to run the Iditarod because “I love traveling with my dogs.” Doug is a member of the Montana Mountain Mushers, Mush with P.R.I.D.E. and the ITC. Doug is married to Melanie Shirilla, also a musher. Doug has two adult children, Heidi and Wes. He lists his hobbies as dogs, Melanie and airplanes.

Awards

First to the Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Golden Harness
Halfway — Sponsored by GCI
Race Champion
Winner's Truck

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 11:19:00 10
Willow 3/04 12:12:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 15:45:00 16 3/04 18:33:00 16 2h 48m 3h 33m 12.68 45
Skwentna 3/04 21:07:00 16 3/04 21:15:00 16 0h 8m 2h 34m 13.25 34
Finger Lake 3/05 07:01:00 16 3/05 07:06:00 16 0h 5m 9h 46m 4.61 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 10:18:00 16 3/05 15:56:00 15 5h 38m 3h 12m 9.38 30
Rohn 3/05 19:42:00 15 3/05 19:52:00 15 0h 10m 3h 46m 12.74 48
Nikolai 3/06 10:15:00 15 3/06 16:17:00 14 6h 2m 14h 23m 6.47 93
McGrath 3/06 21:21:00 14 3/06 21:24:00 14 0h 3m 5h 4m 9.47 48
Takotna 3/06 23:23:00 14 3/07 05:17:00 13 5h 54m 1h 59m 11.60 23
Ophir 3/07 07:35:00 13 3/07 07:35:00 13 0h 0m 2h 18m 16.52 38
Iditarod 3/07 23:45:00 13 3/09 00:49:00 12 25h 4m 16h 10m 5.57 90
Shageluk 3/09 08:10:00 12 3/09 08:13:00 12 0h 3m 7h 21m 8.84 65
Anvik 3/09 11:16:00 12 3/09 19:19:00 12 8h 3m 3h 3m -21.31 -65
Grayling 3/09 22:05:00 12 3/09 22:06:00 12 0h 1m 2h 46m 39.04 ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/10 07:56:00 12 3/10 13:55:00 12 5h 59m 9h 50m 6.10 60
Kaltag 3/10 23:59:00 12 3/11 05:42:00 12 5h 43m 10h 4m 6.95 70
Unalakleet 3/11 15:19:00 12 3/11 20:58:00 12 5h 39m 9h 37m 9.36 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 02:28:00 12 3/12 07:58:00 12 5h 30m 5h 30m 7.27 ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 14:43:00 12 3/12 19:51:00 11 5h 8m 6h 45m 8.59 ✔ 58
Elim 3/13 02:42:00 11 3/13 06:35:00 11 3h 53m 6h 51m 7.01 ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 13:14:00 11 3/13 21:16:00 11 8h 2m 6h 39m 6.92 ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 03:43:00 11 3/14 03:49:00 11 0h 6m 6h 27m 8.53 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 06:50:55 11 3h 1m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 22