June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Lance Mackey

Lance Mackey

Bib Number: 20
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Lance Mackey, 46, was born and raised in Alaska. He says he’s been racing since before birth, from sprint to distance. He is a four-time back to back Iditarod champion, and a four time Yukon Quest champion. He’s also run the Kusko 300, the Kobuk 440, the Wyoming Stage Stop Race, the Fur Rondy, the All Alaska Sweepstakes and lots of other races. Lance says, “I am too young to retire. I’m not passionate about any other sport. I grew up in this sport. Iditarod is in my genetics. I think the team I have now is better than any of my prior teams. All are now four, and even though I’m beat up, my team needs me to show the world and my competition – THEY ARE THE BEST! So I’m back to finish what should have happened last year, #5!” He says he is still in the “school of hard knocks.” Lance’s hobby is asphalt and dirt car racing. He is the father of Alanah, Amanda and Brittney, and new born son, Atigun.

Awards

Most Inspirational Musher

2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:41:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 13:30:00 12 2h 49m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 10:41:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 11:53:00 16 3/03 11:55:00 16 0h 2m 1h 12m 11.67 14
Yentna Station 3/03 19:39:00 16 3/03 19:42:00 16 0h 3m 7h 44m 6.72 52
Skwentna 3/03 22:25:00 16 3/03 22:26:00 16 0h 1m 2h 43m 12.52 34
Finger Lake 3/04 09:51:00 16 3/04 10:00:00 15 0h 9m 11h 25m 3.94 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 13:49:00 15 3/04 20:10:00 14 6h 21m 3h 49m 7.86 30
Rohn 3/05 00:29:00 14 3/05 07:00:00 12 6h 31m 4h 19m 11.12 48
Nikolai 3/05 20:45:00 12 3/06 22:26:00 10 25h 41m 13h 45m 6.76 ✔ 93
McGrath 3/07 04:07:00 10 3/07 15:45:00 9 11h 38m 5h 41m 8.45 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/07 17:46:00 9 3/07 17:56:00 8 0h 10m 2h 1m 11.40 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 20:51:00 8 2h 55m 13.03 ✔ Scratched 38