June 20, 2018

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Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 16
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Aliy Zirkle, 48, was born in New Hampshire and raised in Puerto Rice then Missouri. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania (Go Quakers!) with a degree in Biology. She came to Alaska 25 years ago to work for US Fish and Wildlife. Aliy traveled around Alaska assisting with studies on fish, moose, caribou, beaver, wolves and other wildlife. She then settled in a small village above the Arctic Circle, Bettles, for her first winter. Aliy adopted her first sled dog, Skunk, and built a sled. She then spent several years exploring the Arctic by dog team while living in Bettles. Aliy and her dogs moved to Two Rivers, Alaska and lived in a cabin along the Yukon Quest trail. In 1998, Aliy raced her first 1,000 mile sled dog race, the Yukon Quest. She went on to win the Yukon Quest in the year 2000. Aliy began racing the Iditarod in 2001 and has started, and finished, every Iditarod since then. Aliy and her husband, Allen Moore, own and operate SP Kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska. Aliy’s goal is to win the Iditarod with the wonderful dogs that she breeds, raises, and trains. She says that she began mushing years ago because she simply enjoyed being with dogs, she still does. Aliy considers the Iditarod the ultimate statement for the dog-human bond. “Until you go out along the Iditarod trail and find your team in an extreme blizzard or an impossible wilderness situation, you will never truly know how awesome Alaskan Huskys are and their incredible dedication to us as human beings. I am amazed year after year by my dogs.”


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:33:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 11:33:00 12 1h 0m 0.00
Willow 3/04 14:28:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 17:44:00 16 3/04 17:53:00 16 0h 9m 3h 16m 13.78 45
Skwentna 3/04 22:59:00 16 3/04 23:04:00 16 0h 5m 5h 6m 6.67 34
Finger Lake 3/05 04:25:00 16 3/05 08:38:00 16 4h 13m 5h 21m 8.41 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 11:48:00 16 3/05 11:54:00 15 0h 6m 3h 10m 9.47 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/05 17:24:00 15 3/06 02:15:00 14 8h 51m 5h 30m 8.73 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/06 11:48:00 14 3/06 18:27:00 14 6h 39m 9h 33m 8.38 80
McGrath 3/07 00:03:00 14 3/07 00:05:00 14 0h 2m 5h 36m 8.57 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/07 02:34:00 14 3/08 04:52:00 13 26h 18m 2h 29m 7.25 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/08 07:20:00 13 3/08 07:33:00 13 0h 13m 2h 28m 10.14 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 01:31:00 13 3/09 08:06:00 11 6h 35m 17h 58m 5.01 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/09 16:49:00 11 3/10 01:03:00 11 8h 14m 8h 43m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 04:15:00 11 3/10 04:20:00 10 0h 5m 3h 12m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 06:56:00 10 3/10 14:08:00 9 7h 12m 2h 36m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/10 23:13:00 9 9 9h 5m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/11 16:14:00 9 3/12 00:30:00 8 8h 16m ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/12 17:15:00 8 3/12 23:24:00 8 6h 9m 16h 45m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/13 05:19:00 8 3/13 11:35:00 8 6h 16m 5h 55m 7.10 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/13 17:35:00 8 3/13 23:34:00 8 5h 59m 6h 0m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/14 05:28:00 8 3/14 09:36:00 8 4h 8m 5h 54m 8.14 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 16:15:00 8 3/15 00:19:00 8 8h 4m 6h 39m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 07:49:00 8 3/15 07:55:00 7 0h 6m 7h 30m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 10:57:07 7 3h 2m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 22