June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Lance Mackey

Lance Mackey

Bib Number: 6
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Lance Mackey, 46, was born and raised in Alaska. He says he’s been racing since before birth, from sprint to distance. He is a four-time back to back Iditarod champion, and a four time Yukon Quest champion. He’s also run the Kusko 300, the Kobuk 440, the Wyoming Stage Stop Race, the Fur Rondy, the All Alaska Sweepstakes and lots of other races. Lance says, “I am too young to retire. I’m not passionate about any other sport. I grew up in this sport. Iditarod is in my genetics. I think the team I have now is better than any of my prior teams. All are now four, and even though I’m beat up, my team needs me to show the world and my competition – THEY ARE THE BEST! So I’m back to finish what should have happened last year, #5!” He says he is still in the “school of hard knocks.” Lance’s hobby is asphalt and dirt car racing. He is the father of Alanah, Amanda and Brittney, and new born son, Atigun.

Sponsors

Red Paw Dog Food
Ophir Gold Supplements
Salmatto FF Seafoods

Awards

First to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium Alaskan Hotel
Race Champion
Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by PenAir
Winner's Purse — Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Winner's Truck — Sponsored by Anchorage Chrysler Dodge

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 10:11:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:08:00 16
Yentna 3/02 17:45:00 16 3/02 17:50:00 16 0h 5m 3h 37m 11.61 42
Skwentna 3/02 20:54:00 16 16 3h 4m 11.09 34
Finger Lake 3/03 06:50:00 16 3/03 06:56:00 16 0h 6m 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 15:42:00 16 3/03 15:48:00 16 0h 6m 8h 46m 3.42 30
Rohn 3/03 20:24:00 16 3/03 20:36:00 15 0h 12m 4h 36m 10.43 48
Nikolai 3/04 11:36:00 15 3/04 16:17:00 15 4h 41m 15h 0m 5.00 75
McGrath 3/04 22:46:00 15 3/04 23:01:00 15 0h 15m 6h 29m 8.33 54
Takotna 3/05 01:57:00 15 3/06 05:00:00 15 27h 3m 2h 56m 6.14 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 07:16:00 15 3/06 07:20:00 15 0h 4m 2h 16m 11.03 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/06 20:55:00 15 3/06 21:05:00 14 0h 10m 13h 35m 4.34 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 07:32:00 14 3/07 15:32:00 14 8h 0m 10h 27m 10.72 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/07 22:38:00 14 3/07 22:45:00 14 0h 7m 7h 6m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 09:40:00 14 3/08 14:49:00 14 5h 9m 10h 55m 4.76 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/08 21:29:00 14 3/08 21:36:00 14 0h 7m 6h 40m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/09 15:32:00 14 3/09 18:17:00 12 2h 45m 16h 56m 5.31 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 01:14:00 12 3/10 05:57:00 12 4h 43m 6h 57m 6.04 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 13:19:00 12 3/10 17:41:00 12 4h 22m 7h 22m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 00:47:00 12 3/11 02:20:00 11 1h 33m 7h 6m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 08:53:00 11 3/11 16:53:00 11 8h 0m 6h 33m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 23:44:00 11 3/11 23:45:00 11 0h 1m 6h 51m 8.03 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 02:46:48 11 3h 1m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 22