June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Zoya DeNure

Zoya DeNure

Bib Number: 89
Hometown: Delta Junction, Alaska
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Biography

Zoya DeNure, 41, was born and raised in Wisconsin. She spent 12 years in the fashion industry working primarily as a runway & fashion model. In 2002, tired of the pressures and triviality of that lifestyle, she rented a storage unit in Madison, Wisconsin, stacked it with furniture, shoes, dresses, and headed to Alaska with a carry-on and the dream of running, living and breathing sled dogs. Her Siberian husky, Ethan, traveled with her.
Ethan has since passed, but the dream is still alive. Zoya is married to fellow dog driver John Schandelmeier, and now splits her time between homes at Maclaren River and Delta Junction, Alaska. She has two daughters; Jona, nine and Olivia, four. The family operates a rescue/rehab facility for unwanted sled dogs and is striving to focus attention on positive training techniques. Zoya loves the sport of sled dog racing, enjoys time on the trail with her team. She says her hobbies are “running 1/2 marathons, fishing, yoga, travel working for herself, ministry study and family.”


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 13:13:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:54:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:27:00 16 3/02 20:39:00 16 0h 12m 3h 33m 11.83 42
Skwentna 3/03 00:01:00 16 3/03 06:33:00 16 6h 32m 3h 22m 10.10 34
Finger Lake 3/03 11:52:00 16 3/03 23:29:00 15 11h 37m 5h 19m 8.46 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 02:50:00 15 3/04 09:30:00 15 6h 40m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Rohn 3/04 12:55:00 15 3/04 18:36:00 15 5h 41m 3h 25m 14.05 48
Nikolai 3/05 12:54:00 15 3/05 18:20:00 14 5h 26m 18h 18m 4.10 75
McGrath 3/06 00:43:00 14 3/06 01:13:00 14 0h 30m 6h 23m 8.46 54
Takotna 3/06 04:02:00 14 3/07 04:20:00 14 24h 18m 2h 49m 6.39 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 06:54:00 14 3/07 07:00:00 14 0h 6m 2h 34m 9.74 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 21:15:00 14 3/08 05:20:00 14 8h 5m 14h 15m 4.14 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 16:26:00 14 3/09 05:02:00 12 11h 36m 11h 6m 10.09 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 11:23:00 12 3/09 19:43:00 12 8h 20m 6h 21m 8.19 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/10 04:25:00 12 3/10 14:05:00 12 9h 40m 8h 42m 5.98 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 19:24:00 12 3/11 04:29:00 12 9h 5m 5h 19m 7.90 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 19:21:00 12 3/12 01:55:00 12 6h 34m 14h 52m 6.05 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 07:58:00 12 3/12 13:55:00 12 5h 57m 6h 3m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 20:05:00 12 3/13 04:17:00 12 8h 12m 6h 10m 7.78 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/13 10:25:00 12 3/13 15:15:00 12 4h 50m 6h 8m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 21:26:00 12 3/14 06:44:00 12 9h 18m 6h 11m 7.44 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 13:37:00 12 3/14 13:52:00 11 0h 15m 6h 53m 7.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 16:57:35 11 3h 5m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 22