June 24, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Aleksandar Nikolich

Aleksandar Nikolich

Bib Number: 77
Hometown: Belgrade, SERBIA
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Biography

Aleksandar “Sasha” Nikolich, 34, was born and raised in Belgrade, SERBIA, where he still makes his home. For the last two and a half years, he has been a field officer for the Humanitarian Organization. He began mushing in 1991. His interest in the Iditarod quickly followed after he read books about the Race. He says that Belgrade is a city of two million people and he “feels lousy” there but when he is outside for long runs, then he feels “real good.” He says he loves dogs and is dedicating his life to them. He says he is involved in a constant search for knowledge and experience about dogs and nature itself. He has run a number of sled dog races in Serbia, Canada and in the United States and finished very well. He went to Lincoln, Montana, in December of 2005 to learn about mushing from Doug Swingley. He had to leave his dogs in Serbia when he went to Montana and says he misses them, but “I have enough fun with Doug Swingley’s young team that I am training now and have been raising since December of 2005. “Sasha” is a member of the Club Polarex Belgrade, GSS – mountain rescue squad in Serbia and the IFSS. And when asked about hobbies, says, “Dogs are more than enough in my life.”

Sponsors

Doug Swingley, MT
Royal Canin, USA
Club Polarex Belgrade, SERBIA
Novi Moj Pas, SERBIA


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 12:47:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 13:51:00 12 1h 4m 0.00
Willow 3/04 16:30:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 20:15:00 16 3/04 22:02:00 16 1h 47m 3h 45m 12.00 45
Skwentna 3/05 01:36:00 16 3/05 09:05:00 16 7h 29m 3h 34m 9.53 34
Finger Lake 3/05 14:09:00 16 3/05 17:50:00 16 3h 41m 5h 4m 8.88 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 22:45:00 16 3/07 07:21:00 16 32h 36m 4h 55m 6.10 ✔ 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/07 12:50:00 16 3/07 19:08:00 16 6h 18m 5h 29m 8.75 ✔ 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/08 14:45:00 16 3/09 08:33:00 16 17h 48m 19h 37m 4.08 ✔ 80
McGrath 3/09 12:58:00 16 3/09 19:55:00 16 6h 57m 4h 25m 10.87 ✔ 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/09 22:03:00 16 3/10 09:19:00 16 11h 16m 2h 8m 8.44 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/10 11:32:00 16 3/10 16:12:00 16 4h 40m 2h 13m 11.28 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/11 16:56:00 16 3/12 08:50:00 16 15h 54m 23h 44m 3.79 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/12 19:45:00 16 3/13 08:04:00 15 12h 19m 10h 55m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 11:15:00 15 3/13 11:28:00 15 0h 13m 3h 11m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 13:35:00 15 3/14 00:30:00 15 10h 55m 2h 7m 8.50 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 08:05:00 15 3/14 18:27:00 15 10h 22m 7h 35m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/15 00:59:00 15 3/15 11:45:00 15 10h 46m 6h 32m 10.71 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/15 23:13:00 15 3/16 14:21:00 15 15h 8m 11h 28m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/16 20:27:00 15 3/17 10:45:00 14 14h 18m 6h 6m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/17 16:57:00 14 3/18 04:28:00 14 11h 31m 6h 12m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/18 09:18:00 14 3/18 17:14:00 14 7h 56m 4h 50m 9.93 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 23:13:00 14 3/19 07:32:00 14 8h 19m 5h 59m 7.69 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 14:15:00 14 3/19 14:20:00 14 0h 5m 6h 43m 8.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 17:05:30 14 2h 45m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 22