September 21, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Swenson

Rick Swenson

Bib Number: 5
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska


Biography

Rick Swenson, 61, was born in Minnesota. He moved to Alaska in 1973 to mush dogs. He is the only five-time winner of the Iditarod. He belongs to Mush with P.R.I.D.E., the Iditarod where he serves on the Board of Directors, and the Alaska Miners. Rick is the father of three, Kristen, Andy and Kevin.

Awards

Humanitarian — Sponsored by Alaska Airlines

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 10:08:00 12
BLM 3/12 09:08:00 15 3/12 17:08:00 14 8h 0m 143h 0m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 00:13:00 14 3/13 03:53:00 14 3h 40m 7h 5m 4.38 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 10:18:00 14 3/13 16:57:00 14 6h 39m 6h 25m 2.65 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/13 21:37:00 14 3/14 01:36:00 14 3h 59m 4h 40m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/14 16:25:00 14 3/14 21:54:00 14 5h 29m 14h 49m 3.04 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/15 03:32:00 14 3/15 08:46:00 14 5h 14m 5h 38m 5.33 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/15 15:20:00 14 3/15 21:20:00 14 6h 0m 6h 34m 7.31 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/16 03:58:00 14 3/16 04:03:00 14 0h 5m 6h 38m 14.02 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/16 10:40:00 14 3/16 18:46:00 14 8h 6m 6h 37m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/17 01:40:00 14 3/17 01:43:00 14 0h 3m 6h 54m 3.33 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 15:40:00 3/11 23:32:00 15 7h 52m -131h -3m -0.29 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 02:33:00 15 3/11 06:23:00 15 3h 50m -21h -59m -2.73 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 11:05:00 -116h -18m -0.96 112
Galena 3/07 10:06:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 13:39:00 16 3/07 13:43:00 16 0h 4m 3h 33m 14.65 52
Kaltag 3/07 16:42:00 16 16 2h 59m 14.08 42
Unalakleet 3/08 02:50:00 16 3/08 02:52:00 16 0h 2m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 06:35:00 16 3/08 13:45:00 15 7h 10m 3h 43m 10.76 40
Koyuk 3/08 17:31:00 15 3/09 20:19:00 15 26h 48m 3h 46m 15.40 ✔ 58
Elim 3/10 04:22:00 15 3/10 10:43:00 15 6h 21m 8h 3m 5.96 ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/10 15:53:00 15 3/10 22:00:00 15 6h 7m 5h 10m 8.90 ✔ 46
Safety 3/10 23:59:00 15 3/11 00:02:00 15 0h 3m 1h 59m 27.73 ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 04:59:32 148h 57m 0.15 ✔ ✔ 22