September 21, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson

Bib Number: 70
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska


Biography

Robert Nelson, 43, was born and raised in Kotzebue. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Economics and Political Science. “My kennel is located some 20 miles outside of Kotzebue, a place called Fish Creek. I train with my dad, Louie, as well as with Ed Iten and John Baker, who also have their cabins nearby. I think the area in which we train is heaven on earth, plus I get to spend a lot of time with Louie. He’s an incredible person. He’s the reason I got involved with running dogs. If you’re ever in the area, stop by. There’s no shortage of coffee and conversation at our camp.” For the last four years, Robert has worked in construction. He says that his hobbies are music, reading and biking.


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 12:31:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:16:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:09:00 16 3/02 20:16:00 16 0h 7m 3h 53m 10.82 42
Skwentna 3/03 03:19:00 16 3/03 03:24:00 16 0h 5m 7h 3m 4.82 34
Finger Lake 3/03 13:31:00 16 3/03 16:25:00 16 2h 54m 10h 7m 4.45 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 00:22:00 16 3/04 01:47:00 16 1h 25m 7h 57m 3.77 30
Rohn 3/04 06:52:00 16 3/04 15:05:00 16 8h 13m 5h 5m 9.44 48
Nikolai 3/05 03:15:00 16 3/05 09:39:00 16 6h 24m 12h 10m 6.16 75
McGrath 3/05 16:10:00 16 3/06 17:06:00 16 24h 56m 6h 31m 8.29 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/06 19:25:00 16 3/06 19:26:00 16 0h 1m 2h 19m 7.77 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 22:26:00 16 3/06 22:42:00 16 0h 16m 3h 0m 8.33 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 16:10:00 16 3/08 03:40:00 16 11h 30m 17h 28m 3.38 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 14:30:00 16 3/09 00:23:00 16 9h 53m 10h 50m 10.34 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 08:03:00 16 3/09 14:25:00 15 6h 22m 6h 40m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 21:48:00 15 3/10 08:14:00 14 10h 26m 7h 23m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 13:07:00 14 3/10 18:27:00 14 5h 20m 4h 53m 8.60 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 12:00:00 14 3/11 15:53:00 14 3h 53m 17h 33m 5.13 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 22:10:00 14 3/12 03:40:00 14 5h 30m 6h 17m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 12:04:00 14 3/12 18:07:00 13 6h 3m 8h 24m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/13 00:32:00 13 3/13 05:17:00 13 4h 45m 6h 25m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 11:10:00 13 3/13 19:10:00 13 8h 0m 5h 53m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 01:59:00 13 3/14 02:04:00 12 0h 5m 6h 49m 8.07 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 04:52:31 12 2h 48m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 22