August 20, 2018

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Dries Jacobs

Bib Number: 65
Hometown: Jabbeke, BELGIUM
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Biography

Dries Jacobs, 27 was born in Bruges, Belgium in 1980. He has a masters in translation (English/Spanish) from College Brussels and has worked in Michigan and Italy. Dries says, "I have always been fascinated by the extreme, whether it is hot or cold. The extreme cold has always attracted me. I think that humans should never have lost their relation with nature. Being out there and surviving on what nature provides gives me inner peace, away from 'civilized' world. Since I was a kid, I have travelled a lot. That explains my interest in languages and seeing the world. My dream is to one day do expeditions with dogs in some of the world's most beautiful places. If I can finish the Iditarod, I will be ready for any kind of expedition." Dries is single and his hobbies and interests include: running, travelling, skiing, hiking, and fishing.


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 12:20:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:06:00 16
Yentna 3/02 21:35:00 16 3/03 00:55:00 15 3h 20m 5h 29m 7.66 42
Skwentna 3/03 04:50:00 15 3/03 13:15:00 15 8h 25m 3h 55m 8.68 34
Finger Lake 3/03 19:30:00 15 3/04 06:49:00 15 11h 19m 6h 15m 7.20 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 12:48:00 15 3/04 20:05:00 15 7h 17m 5h 59m 5.01 30
Rohn 3/05 03:00:00 15 3/05 12:50:00 15 9h 50m 6h 55m 6.94 48
Nikolai 3/06 08:45:00 15 3/06 13:25:00 15 4h 40m 19h 55m 3.77 75
McGrath 3/06 20:16:00 15 3/07 21:23:00 15 25h 7m 6h 51m 7.88 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/07 23:49:00 15 3/07 23:50:00 15 0h 1m 2h 26m 7.40 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 02:24:00 15 3/08 10:12:00 15 7h 48m 2h 34m 9.74 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/09 01:15:00 15 3/09 13:03:00 14 10h 48m 15h 3m 3.92 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/10 03:45:00 14 3/10 11:53:00 14 8h 8m 14h 42m 7.62 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 17:11:00 14 3/11 02:50:00 13 9h 39m 5h 18m 9.81 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 08:50:00 13 3/11 15:49:00 13 6h 59m 6h 0m 8.67 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 20:13:00 13 3/12 04:00:00 13 7h 47m 4h 24m 9.55 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 22:22:00 13 3/13 05:05:00 13 6h 43m 18h 22m 4.90 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 10:15:00 13 3/13 17:00:00 13 6h 45m 5h 10m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/13 22:39:00 13 3/14 05:29:00 13 6h 50m 5h 39m 8.50 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 11:20:00 13 3/14 17:57:00 12 6h 37m 5h 51m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 23:54:00 12 3/15 07:59:00 12 8h 5m 5h 57m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 13:49:00 12 3/15 13:50:00 12 0h 1m 5h 50m 9.43 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 16:57:00 12 3h 7m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 22