September 26, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Kasilof, Alaska
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Biography

Paul, 60, was born and raised on a family farm in central Minnesota. He has raised and taken care of animals his whole life. Paul has been a carpenter and a contractor since he was 18 years old and is currently a general contractor in Kasilof, Alaska. He moved here from Minnesota in 1989, began mushing in 1992 and ran his first Iditarod in 1996 with dogs he bred up in his own kennel. He has been breeding and raising his own dogs ever since. He has placed as high as second in the Iditarod twice. “I am still looking for my first Iditarod championship. I believe in the ability of my dogs and myself and will continue to race Iditarod as long as I feel we are capable of winning the race. I love traveling with my animals and find them to be more loyal than any human could ever be! They love me without questions and in return, I love them back the same way! I would never ask them to do more than they are capable of and I will always take the best care of them that I’m capable of. I will push them to the limit as long as they are able and having a good time doing it.” Paul has two adult daughters and one adult son, Kristi, Nikka and Paul Jr. He says he enjoys hunting, gardening and raising birds.


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 10:28:00 7
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 11:26:00 7 0h 58m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 10:24:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 19:06:00 16 3/03 19:06:00 16 0h 0m 8h 42m 5.98 52
Nulato 3/04 07:05:00 16 3/04 10:40:00 15 3h 35m 11h 59m 4.34 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 20:52:00 15 3/05 04:30:00 15 7h 38m 10h 12m 4.12 42
Eagle Island 1 3/06 01:50:00 15 3/06 10:08:00 13 8h 18m 21h 20m 3.28 70
Grayling 1 3/06 16:40:00 13 3/07 18:31:00 13 25h 51m 6h 32m 9.18 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/07 23:38:00 13 3/08 03:40:00 10 4h 2m 5h 7m 3.52 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/08 07:18:00 10 3/08 07:35:00 10 0h 17m 3h 38m 4.95 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/08 23:07:00 10 3/09 06:05:00 10 6h 58m 15h 32m 3.86 ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 12:41:00 10 3/09 17:55:00 10 5h 14m 6h 36m 10.61 ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 20:08:00 10 3/09 20:11:00 10 0h 3m 2h 13m 40.60 ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 23:12:00 10 3/10 07:36:00 10 8h 24m 3h 1m 13.92 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 14:25:00 10 3/10 19:55:00 10 5h 30m 6h 49m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 09:53:00 10 3/11 10:30:00 10 0h 37m 13h 58m 3.44 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 04:05:00 10 3/12 09:27:00 10 5h 22m 17h 35m 2.62 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 14:30:00 10 3/12 23:16:00 10 8h 46m 5h 3m 10.89 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 05:32:00 10 3/13 11:30:00 10 5h 58m 6h 16m 3.51 ✔ ✔ 22