September 20, 2018

Musher Details

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Rick Swenson

Bib Number: 61
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska


Biography

Rick Swenson, 61, was born in Minnesota. He moved to Alaska in 1973 to mush dogs. He is the only five-time winner of the Iditarod. He belongs to Mush with P.R.I.D.E., the Iditarod where he serves on the Board of Directors, and the Alaska Miners. Rick is the father of three, Kristen, Andy and Kevin.


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 12:12:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:58:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:46:00 16 3/02 19:52:00 16 0h 6m 3h 48m 11.05 42
Skwentna 3/03 01:55:00 16 3/03 02:00:00 16 0h 5m 6h 3m 5.62 34
Finger Lake 3/03 06:45:00 16 3/03 12:35:00 16 5h 50m 4h 45m 9.47 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 15:58:00 16 3/03 16:22:00 16 0h 24m 3h 23m 8.87 30
Rohn 3/03 20:43:00 16 3/04 04:25:00 16 7h 42m 4h 21m 11.03 48
Nikolai 3/04 13:13:00 16 3/04 19:33:00 15 6h 20m 8h 48m 8.52 75
McGrath 3/05 02:06:00 15 3/06 03:24:00 15 25h 18m 6h 33m 8.24 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/06 05:30:00 15 3/06 05:35:00 15 0h 5m 2h 6m 8.57 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 08:02:00 15 3/06 08:47:00 15 0h 45m 2h 27m 10.20 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 00:35:00 15 3/07 00:57:00 15 0h 22m 15h 48m 3.73 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 15:57:00 15 3/07 23:57:00 14 8h 0m 15h 0m 7.47 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 07:00:00 14 3/08 07:13:00 14 0h 13m 7h 3m 7.38 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 15:38:00 14 3/09 00:01:00 14 8h 23m 8h 25m 6.18 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 06:03:00 14 3/09 11:53:00 13 5h 50m 5h 2m 8.34 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/09 22:15:00 13 3/10 03:57:00 13 5h 42m 10h 22m 8.68 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 10:25:00 13 3/10 15:39:00 13 5h 14m 6h 28m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 22:44:00 13 3/11 05:00:00 13 6h 16m 7h 5m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 12:00:00 13 3/11 13:40:00 13 1h 40m 7h 0m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 20:14:00 13 3/12 04:40:00 13 8h 26m 6h 34m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 11:34:00 13 3/12 11:36:00 13 0h 2m 6h 54m 7.97 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 14:43:10 13 3h 7m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 22