June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Rich Corcoran

Rich Corcoran

Bib Number: 84
Hometown: Valdez, Alaska
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Biography

<>Richard Corcoran, 43, was born in Rome, New York and spent a good part of his early years growing up on Narragansett Bay in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. After graduating from SUNY ESF in Syracuse, New York, he headed north to Alaska in July, 1987 in search of adventure and employment. While working as a Fisheries Biologist at a remote Salmon hatchery in Prince William Sound, Rich met a wild mountain man from Trapper Creek (1994) who took him on his first mushing adventure! Years later, Angela, his wife bought him a small (seemingly harmless), "recreational" dog sled for Christmas. The only thing missing at that point were dogs to pull it. Today, Rich and Angela, with the help of their 25 Alaskan Huskies, operate Quick Foot Kennels in Valdez, Alaska. Rich's main goal is to see and experience new areas of the Alaskan countryside while bumping and bouncing along the trails behind his team of huskies. He has participated in various mid-distance races throughout the state and will realize a long held dream when he runs the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March, 2008.During the summer season you can find Rich working (producing dog food) at the Solomon Gulch Salmon Hatchery in Valdez.


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 13:02:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:44:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:42:00 16 3/03 00:54:00 16 4h 12m 3h 58m 10.59 42
Skwentna 3/03 04:30:00 16 3/03 09:00:00 16 4h 30m 3h 36m 9.44 34
Finger Lake 3/03 14:23:00 16 3/03 22:31:00 16 8h 8m 5h 23m 8.36 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 02:50:00 16 3/04 08:14:00 15 5h 24m 4h 19m 6.95 30
Rohn 3/04 13:58:00 15 3/04 22:12:00 15 8h 14m 5h 44m 8.37 48
Nikolai 3/05 13:45:00 15 3/06 00:54:00 13 11h 9m 15h 33m 4.82 75
McGrath 3/06 08:01:00 13 3/06 08:10:00 13 0h 9m 7h 7m 7.59 54
Takotna 3/06 10:47:00 13 3/07 11:16:00 13 24h 29m 2h 37m 6.88 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 14:02:00 13 3/07 14:12:00 13 0h 10m 2h 46m 9.04 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/08 07:05:00 13 3/08 18:48:00 13 11h 43m 16h 53m 3.49 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/09 12:03:00 13 3/09 20:03:00 13 8h 0m 16h 15m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 03:00:00 13 3/10 11:08:00 13 8h 8m 6h 57m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/10 18:36:00 13 3/11 04:50:00 12 10h 14m 7h 28m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 10:41:00 12 3/11 18:02:00 12 7h 21m 5h 51m 7.18 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 13:50:00 12 3/12 19:55:00 12 6h 5m 19h 48m 4.55 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 03:03:00 12 3/13 09:37:00 12 6h 34m 7h 8m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/13 17:00:00 12 3/14 01:48:00 12 8h 48m 7h 23m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 09:07:00 12 3/14 15:23:00 12 6h 16m 7h 19m 6.56 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 22:11:00 12 3/15 06:26:00 12 8h 15m 6h 48m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 13:47:00 12 3/15 13:50:00 12 0h 3m 7h 21m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 17:14:45 12 3h 24m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 22