September 25, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Aliy Zirkle

Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 28
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
Website:


Biography

Aliy Zirkle, 49, was born in New Hampshire and was raised in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, St. Louis and Pennsylvania. She graduated with a degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. When she was in her early 20’s, she moved to a small Alaskan town north of the Arctic Circle. During her first winter, she adopted six huskies, built a dog sled and explored the surrounding wilderness with her dog team. The challenges of this first winter taught her many of the skills that she uses today.
This solitary, independent, wilderness lifestyle that Aliy fell in love 25 years ago has now ironically, thrown her into the media spotlight. While she has had many successes in her dog mushing career, she has also had notable disappointments. Aliy finished 2nd place in the Iditarod three times in a row. She is the first, and only, woman to win the Yukon Quest (a 1,000 mile remote mushing adventure race.)
Aliy and her husband, Allen Moore, an Iditarod veteran and Yukon Quest winner, own and operate SP Kennel – a premier sled dog kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska. They strive to be the best they can through complete dedication to their canine teammates and to the sport. They are also committed to the Alaskan community that has given them unwavering support and incredible encouragement through the years. Aliy’s life has revolved around dogs for many years. She says they are the center focus of pretty much all that she and Allen do. She also loves coffee and says grinding and brewing the perfect cup every morning makes her happy!

Sponsors

Eagle Super Premium Pet Foods, IN
Beaver Sports
Chena Ridge Vet Clinic
Alaska West Express
Compositech
Kim & Tom Pogpat
Dr. John & Joanne Wilson
Ken & Amy Wheaton
Randy & D’Ann Chappel
Tom Eckhoff
Mrs. Robert McDonald

Folkestone Inn, NC
Wright Air Service
Mr & Mrs Jerry Farrington
Caroline Hite
Hank Hiller
Reilly's - An Anchorage Irish Pub
Howling Dog Mushing Supplies
Native Eyewear
Granite Gear
Patrons of the Pioneer Bar, the Buckaroo Bar and Reilly's

Awards

Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian — Sponsored by Alaska Airlines

2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 10:59:00 12 0h 59m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 12:08:00 12 1h 9m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:52:00 16 0h 52m 59
Yentna 3/06 18:43:00 16 3/06 18:47:00 16 0h 4m 3h 51m 11.69 45
Skwentna 3/07 00:50:00 16 3/07 00:55:00 16 0h 5m 6h 3m 5.62 34
Finger Lake 3/07 09:29:00 16 3/07 09:30:00 16 0h 1m 8h 34m 5.25 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:00:00 16 3/07 18:06:00 16 5h 6m 3h 30m 8.57 30
Rohn 3/07 23:02:00 16 3/07 23:13:00 16 0h 11m 4h 56m 9.73 48
Nikolai 3/08 13:40:00 16 3/08 19:10:00 16 5h 30m 14h 27m 6.44 93
McGrath 3/09 01:20:00 16 3/09 01:26:00 16 0h 6m 6h 10m 7.78 48
Takotna 3/09 03:35:00 16 3/10 05:19:00 16 25h 44m 2h 9m 10.70 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 07:34:00 16 3/10 07:43:00 16 0h 9m 2h 15m 16.89 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/10 22:43:00 16 3/11 04:17:00 16 5h 34m 15h 0m 6.00 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 12:55:00 16 3/11 20:55:00 14 8h 0m 8h 38m 7.53 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 00:40:00 14 3/12 00:45:00 14 0h 5m 3h 45m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 04:12:00 14 3/12 09:38:00 13 5h 26m 3h 27m 5.22 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 02:18:00 13 3/13 02:33:00 11 0h 15m 16h 40m 3.60 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 10:05:00 11 3/13 15:50:00 11 5h 45m 7h 32m 9.29 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 03:15:00 11 3/14 09:33:00 10 6h 18m 11h 25m 7.88 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 14:55:00 10 3/14 20:10:00 10 5h 15m 5h 22m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 01:18:00 10 3/15 01:30:00 10 0h 12m 5h 8m 11.30 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 11:18:00 10 3/15 14:18:00 10 3h 0m 9h 48m 4.90 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 21:56:00 10 3/16 05:56:00 10 8h 0m 7h 38m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 12:49:00 10 3/16 12:50:00 10 0h 1m 6h 53m 7.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:46:30 10 2h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 22