June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Melanie Shirilla

Melanie Shirilla

Bib Number: 76
Hometown: Lincoln, MT


Biography

Melanie Shirilla, 32, was born in Minnesota. She began mushing in 1994 and began running Doug Swingley’s yearlings in 2000. Since then she has competed competitively in races in the lower 48. She and Doug were married in Nome following Doug’s finish of the 2002 Iditarod. She says she enjoys living in the mountains of Montana with their many dogs and horses. “I will be running a team of yearlings in this Iditarod and can’t wait to see them mature and change on the trail.” She says when she is not running sled dogs she is usually out on her horse exploring the trails.


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 12:45:00 12 2h 45m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 13:46:00 12 1h 1m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 16:28:00 16 2h 28m 59
Yentna 3/06 21:00:00 16 3/06 22:42:00 16 1h 42m 4h 32m 9.93 45
Skwentna 3/07 02:12:00 16 3/07 08:25:00 16 6h 13m 3h 30m 9.71 34
Finger Lake 3/07 13:21:00 16 3/07 18:53:00 16 5h 32m 4h 56m 9.12 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 22:51:00 16 3/08 07:46:00 16 8h 55m 3h 58m 7.56 30
Rohn 3/08 12:30:00 16 3/08 18:20:00 16 5h 50m 4h 44m 10.14 48
Nikolai 3/09 12:49:00 16 3/09 17:52:00 16 5h 3m 18h 29m 5.03 93
McGrath 3/10 02:19:00 16 3/11 04:54:00 16 26h 35m 8h 27m 5.68 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/11 07:02:00 16 3/11 07:08:00 16 0h 6m 2h 8m 10.78 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 09:57:00 16 3/11 11:38:00 15 1h 41m 2h 49m 13.49 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/12 12:44:00 15 3/12 22:00:00 15 9h 16m 25h 6m 3.59 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 12:56:00 15 3/13 19:17:00 15 6h 21m 14h 56m 4.35 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 23:03:00 15 3/13 23:08:00 15 0h 5m 3h 46m 6.64 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 01:54:00 15 3/14 11:28:00 14 9h 34m 2h 46m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 22:24:00 14 3/15 07:58:00 13 9h 34m 10h 56m 5.49 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 15:44:00 13 3/15 22:53:00 13 7h 9m 7h 46m 9.01 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 16:56:00 13 3/17 05:48:00 13 12h 52m 18h 3m 4.99 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/17 11:25:00 13 3/17 18:26:00 12 7h 1m 5h 37m 7.12 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 00:07:00 12 3/18 07:34:00 12 7h 27m 5h 41m 10.21 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 13:39:00 12 3/18 19:32:00 12 5h 53m 6h 5m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 02:05:00 12 3/19 10:53:00 12 8h 48m 6h 33m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 17:50:00 12 3/19 17:59:00 12 0h 9m 6h 57m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 20:39:03 12 2h 40m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 22