June 21, 2018

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2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Debbie Moderow

Debbie Moderow

Bib Number: 4
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
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Biography

Debbie Moderow, 53, was born and raised in Connecticut. She received her BA from Princeton in 1977. Before coming to Alaska in 1979 for a mountain climbing expedition, she was living in Wyoming. While she was in Alaska for that trip, she met her future husband, Mark Moderow. For the Moderows, dog mushing has always been a family affair. In 1989 they adopted their first sled dog, and ever since their lives have centered around the dogs in their back yard. Children Andy and Hannah grew up on the runners of a sled, each participating in four Jr. Iditarods. In 2001, eighteen year old Andy ran the Iditarod, and under the burled arch he delivered a legacy, "Mom, you have to do this." When both the kids left for college, Debbie responded to the empty nest by entering the 2003 and 2005 Iditarods. Her husband, Mark, ran to Nome in 2004. Between 2005 and 2009 the Moderows have enjoyed raising and training several litters of puppies. In 2007, many of these yearlings completed the Serum Run with Debbie, Mark and Hannah. It is with particular delight that Debbie will be running to Nome with this new generation of pups. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to raise, train and run her sled dogs across Alaska and is grateful to the countless volunteers that make this journey possible. Her goal is to enjoy a safe and strong run, and to reach the burled arch with healthy dogs, their tails wagging.

Sponsors

GCI
Quality Travel
Dianne’s Restaurant
Bernie & Jeanette Willis
Innisbrook Wraps Alaska


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 10:06:00 12 0h 6m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 11:10:00 12 1h 4m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:04:00 16 0h 4m 59
Yentna 3/06 18:00:00 16 3/06 20:52:00 16 2h 52m 3h 56m 11.44 45
Skwentna 3/07 00:02:00 16 3/07 06:40:00 15 6h 38m 3h 10m 10.74 34
Finger Lake 3/07 11:53:00 15 3/07 16:31:00 14 4h 38m 5h 13m 8.63 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 20:56:00 14 3/08 07:02:00 14 10h 6m 4h 25m 6.79 30
Rohn 3/08 12:19:00 14 3/08 17:45:00 14 5h 26m 5h 17m 9.09 48
Nikolai 3/09 10:07:00 14 3/09 17:37:00 14 7h 30m 16h 22m 5.68 93
McGrath 3/09 23:58:00 14 3/11 03:28:00 14 27h 30m 6h 21m 7.56 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/11 05:42:00 14 3/11 08:11:00 14 2h 29m 2h 14m 10.30 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 10:37:00 14 3/11 10:46:00 14 0h 9m 2h 26m 15.62 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/12 12:03:00 14 3/12 21:30:00 13 9h 27m 25h 17m 3.56 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 11:40:00 13 3/13 18:30:00 13 6h 50m 14h 10m 4.59 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 21:23:00 13 3/13 21:30:00 13 0h 7m 2h 53m 8.67 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 00:05:00 13 3/14 09:20:00 13 9h 15m 2h 35m 6.97 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 19:09:00 13 3/15 11:20:00 13 16h 11m 9h 49m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 17:50:00 13 3/16 04:39:00 13 10h 49m 6h 30m 10.77 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 20:27:00 13 3/17 05:47:00 13 9h 20m 15h 48m 5.70 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/17 11:27:00 13 3/17 18:15:00 13 6h 48m 5h 40m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 00:08:00 13 3/18 07:30:00 9 7h 22m 5h 53m 9.86 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 17:08:00 9 3/19 00:16:00 9 7h 8m 9h 38m 4.98 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 10:56:00 9 3/19 19:34:00 9 8h 38m 10h 40m 4.31 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 06:38:00 9 3/20 06:54:00 9 0h 16m 11h 4m 4.97 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 09:10:52 9 2h 16m 9.71 ✔ ✔ 22