September 25, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Tom Thurston

Tom Thurston

Bib Number: 27
Hometown: Oak Creek, CO
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Biography

Tom Thurston, 41, is a general contractor. His wife, Tami, their two daughters, Greta, 11 and Leona, 9, along with Tom operate Double T Kennel. Tami runs the tour operation in the winter and their small marina at Stagecoach Reservoir State Park in the summer. They have been training sled dogs for 11 years now and began racing in 2006. He has completed the 350 mile Race to the Sky three times and the Seeley Lake 200 two times, winning each race once. After finishing the Iditarod in 2009 and scratching in 2010 and then finishing again in 2011, Thurston says, “Last year we had a blast! Beautiful weather, great trail and all the dogs had fun and finished fat and happy. This year we want to pick up the pace and see what they can do. I am real excited about the 2012 Iditarod more so than any other.” Last year Tom reported that the main sponsor of his kennel, General Physics, has decided to fund the majority of our kennel for the next three years. This is allowing them to build from their experiences to date. Tom lists his hobbies and interests as “family.”

Sponsors

General Physics Corp.
Woodsource
Flattop Gypsum Floors
Spiro’s of Oak Creek
Grasso Glass and Stone
Rocky Mountain Plumbing and Heating
PEB LLC; Nancy Jane Thurston
Gary Ertl
North Western Supplies
Kitchen Perfection
Lee Meyering, DVM
Steamboat Veterinary Hospital
Snow Country Construction

Jon Flanagan
Harbert Lumber
Alpine Insurance Agency
B & J Pump
Leepers Ponderosa Motel
Matt Townsend
Gail Schisler
Jim Boyd
Charlene Mighton
The Sampson Family
Max & Hanna Tanau
The Zetzman Family


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 10:57:00 12
Willow 3/08 14:50:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:01:00 16 3/08 22:55:00 15 3h 54m 4h 11m 15.78 66
Skwentna 3/09 02:28:00 15 3/09 07:46:00 15 5h 18m 3h 33m 9.58 34
Finger Lake 3/09 13:31:00 15 3/09 19:53:00 15 6h 22m 5h 45m 7.83 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 23:55:00 15 3/10 08:18:00 14 8h 23m 4h 2m 7.44 30
Rohn 3/10 12:45:00 14 3/10 18:22:00 13 5h 37m 4h 27m 10.79 48
Nikolai 3/11 11:01:00 13 3/11 17:38:00 13 6h 37m 16h 39m 4.50 75
McGrath 3/12 00:13:00 13 3/13 01:25:00 13 25h 12m 6h 35m 8.20 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/13 03:55:00 13 3/13 04:24:00 13 0h 29m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/13 07:35:00 13 3/13 14:43:00 13 7h 8m 3h 11m 7.85 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/14 07:41:00 13 3/14 16:15:00 13 8h 34m 16h 58m 5.30 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/15 00:50:00 13 3/15 09:50:00 13 9h 0m 8h 35m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/15 13:00:00 13 3/15 13:03:00 13 0h 3m 3h 10m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/15 15:43:00 13 3/16 11:37:00 13 19h 54m 2h 40m 6.75 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/17 01:00:00 13 3/18 06:40:00 13 29h 40m 13h 23m 4.48 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/18 18:56:00 13 3/19 03:15:00 12 8h 19m 12h 16m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/19 18:32:00 12 3/20 00:40:00 12 6h 8m 15h 17m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/20 06:06:00 12 3/20 13:19:00 12 7h 13m 5h 26m 7.36 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/20 19:36:00 12 3/21 05:55:00 12 10h 19m 6h 17m 9.23 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/21 12:06:00 12 3/21 17:21:00 12 5h 15m 6h 11m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/21 23:35:00 12 3/22 08:08:00 12 8h 33m 6h 14m 7.38 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/22 14:12:00 12 3/22 14:16:00 12 0h 4m 6h 4m 9.07 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/22 17:36:22 12 3h 20m 6.60 ✔ ✔ 22