September 26, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Doug Swingley

Doug Swingley

Bib Number: 30
Hometown: Lincoln, MT


Biography

Musher and dog breeder, Doug Swingley, 53, was born in Montana. He began mushing in 1989. His brother, Greg, sparked his interest in the Iditarod and he has been hooked ever since. He is a four-time Iditarod champion. He says he continues to run the Iditarod because “I love traveling with my dogs.” Doug is a member of the Montana Mountain Mushers, Mush with P.R.I.D.E. and the ITC. Doug is married to Melanie Shirilla, also a musher. Doug has two adult children, Heidi and Wes. He lists his hobbies as dogs, Melanie and airplanes.


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 11:03:00 12
Ruby 3/06 12:10:00 12 1h 7m 0.00
Galena 3/07 10:56:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:06:00 16 3/07 14:10:00 16 0h 4m 3h 10m 16.42 52
Kaltag 3/07 19:41:00 16 3/07 19:46:00 16 0h 5m 5h 31m 7.61 42
Unalakleet 3/08 00:04:00 16 3/08 06:01:00 16 5h 57m 4h 18m 20.93 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 09:06:00 16 3/08 09:12:00 16 0h 6m 3h 5m 12.97 40
Koyuk 3/08 18:34:00 16 3/09 02:58:00 15 8h 24m 9h 22m 6.19 58
Elim 3/09 10:40:00 15 3/09 17:24:00 13 6h 44m 7h 42m 6.23 48
White Mountain 3/09 22:15:00 13 3/09 22:20:00 13 0h 5m 4h 51m 9.48 46
Safety 3/10 00:27:00 13 2h 7m 25.98 Scratched 55