September 26, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Ellie Claus

Ellie Claus

Bib Number: 68
Hometown: Chitina, Alaska
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Biography

Ellie Claus ran the Jr. Iditarod four times, finishing eighth, fifth and eighth and in 2003, first. In 2000, she was the rookie of the year and in 2002, she received both the sportsmanship award and the humanitarian award. She is a two-time champion of the Jr. Yukon Quest. She was the youngest person to run the Jr. Iditarod and will be the youngest person to run the Iditarod this year when she starts the Iditarod 12 days after her 18th birthday. Ellie says, “I have grown up at a remote lodge in the Wrangell St Elias National Park. I have been working toward running this Iditarod since I was nine and got my first dogs somewhat by mistake. I have been home schooled all my life, which has allowed me to live in such a remote and amazing place and to be able to pursue my mushing career. This summer I am working on getting my pilots license while also working at my family’s lodge. I am the only musher in my family, but they have been my biggest supporters and have made it possible for me to reach my dream. My future holds many possibilities, but right now my focus is on Iditarod 2004. She says she enjoys kayaking, writing, traveling and bush flying.


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 12:27:00 12
BLM 3/13 18:10:00 15 3/14 02:10:00 14 8h 0m 173h 43m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/14 08:17:00 14 3/14 16:09:00 13 7h 52m 6h 7m 5.07 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 21:35:00 13 3/15 03:27:00 13 5h 52m 5h 26m 3.13 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/15 07:50:00 13 3/15 16:07:00 12 8h 17m 4h 23m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/16 07:18:00 12 3/16 13:27:00 12 6h 9m 15h 11m 2.96 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/16 18:50:00 12 3/17 04:44:00 11 9h 54m 5h 23m 5.57 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/17 11:45:00 11 3/17 17:58:00 11 6h 13m 7h 1m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 23:40:00 11 3/18 07:03:00 11 7h 23m 5h 42m 16.32 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/18 12:32:00 11 3/18 20:32:00 11 8h 0m 5h 29m 8.75 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/19 02:48:00 11 3/19 02:50:00 11 0h 2m 6h 16m 3.67 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 21:18:00 3/13 04:20:00 15 7h 2m -150h -32m -0.25 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/12 05:12:00 3/12 05:21:00 16 0h 9m -24h -8m -2.49 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 13:31:00 -136h -50m -0.82 112
Galena 3/07 12:12:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 15:50:00 16 3/07 19:44:00 16 3h 54m 3h 38m 14.31 52
Kaltag 3/07 22:51:00 16 16 3h 7m 13.48 42
Unalakleet 3/08 09:25:00 16 3/08 15:10:00 16 5h 45m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 18:50:00 16 3/09 05:56:00 16 11h 6m 3h 40m 10.91 40
Koyuk 3/09 09:48:00 16 3/09 17:01:00 16 7h 13m 3h 52m 15.00 58
Elim 3/10 08:59:00 16 3/10 17:23:00 16 8h 24m 15h 58m 3.01 48
White Mountain 3/10 23:11:00 16 3/10 23:11:00 16 0h 0m 5h 48m 7.93 46
Safety 3/11 02:05:00 16 3/12 02:45:00 16 24h 40m 2h 54m 18.97 ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 05:24:30 170h 39m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22