September 22, 2018

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Debbie Moderow

Bib Number: 32
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
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Biography

Debbie Moderow, 53, was born and raised in Connecticut. She received her BA from Princeton in 1977. Before coming to Alaska in 1979 for a mountain climbing expedition, she was living in Wyoming. While she was in Alaska for that trip, she met her future husband, Mark Moderow. For the Moderows, dog mushing has always been a family affair. In 1989 they adopted their first sled dog, and ever since their lives have centered around the dogs in their back yard. Children Andy and Hannah grew up on the runners of a sled, each participating in four Jr. Iditarods. In 2001, eighteen year old Andy ran the Iditarod, and under the burled arch he delivered a legacy, "Mom, you have to do this." When both the kids left for college, Debbie responded to the empty nest by entering the 2003 and 2005 Iditarods. Her husband, Mark, ran to Nome in 2004. Between 2005 and 2009 the Moderows have enjoyed raising and training several litters of puppies. In 2007, many of these yearlings completed the Serum Run with Debbie, Mark and Hannah. It is with particular delight that Debbie will be running to Nome with this new generation of pups. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to raise, train and run her sled dogs across Alaska and is grateful to the countless volunteers that make this journey possible. Her goal is to enjoy a safe and strong run, and to reach the burled arch with healthy dogs, their tails wagging.


2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:08:00 8
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:16:00 8 1h 8m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:00:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 15:51:00 16 3/03 21:12:00 16 5h 21m 4h 51m 10.72 52
Nulato 3/04 10:57:00 16 3/04 19:31:00 15 8h 34m 13h 45m 3.78 52
Kaltag 1 3/05 07:07:00 15 3/05 20:30:00 13 13h 23m 11h 36m 3.62 42
Eagle Island 1 3/06 22:59:00 13 3/07 11:11:00 12 12h 12m 26h 29m 2.64 70
Grayling 1 3/07 18:26:00 12 3/08 20:15:00 12 25h 49m 7h 15m 8.28 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/09 02:00:00 12 3/09 08:52:00 11 6h 52m 5h 45m 3.13 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/09 12:56:00 11 3/09 21:48:00 11 8h 52m 4h 4m 4.43 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/10 13:01:00 11 3/10 21:43:00 11 8h 42m 15h 13m 3.94 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/11 09:16:00 11 3/11 15:10:00 11 5h 54m 11h 33m 6.06 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/11 17:20:00 11 3/11 17:29:00 11 0h 9m 2h 10m 41.54 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 20:00:00 11 3/12 05:08:00 11 9h 8m 2h 31m 16.69 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 12:45:00 11 3/12 20:45:00 11 8h 0m 7h 37m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/13 05:35:00 11 3/13 15:24:00 11 9h 49m 8h 50m 5.43 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 11:27:00 11 3/14 17:24:00 11 5h 57m 20h 3m 2.29 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 01:34:00 11 8h 10m 6.73 ✔ ✔ Scratched 55