September 26, 2018

Musher Details

2010 Iditarod » Mushers » Hugh Neff

Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 56
Hometown: Tok, Alaska
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Biography

Hugh Neff, 50, was born in Tennessee. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois and attended Loyola Academy and the University of Illinois. Before moving to Alaska in 1995, Hugh worked as a professional golf caddy in Evanston, Illinois. Since moving to Alaska, he lived in numerous Interior Athabaskan villages and moved to Tok in 2010. He began mushing in 1995 and after reading Iditarod Classics by Lew Freedman, he became interested in running the Iditarod. Hugh has competed in thirty 1,000 mile races since 2000, 17 Yukon Quests and 13 Iditarod’s. He has twice won the Yukon Quest. He lists his occupation as dog musher. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tok Dog Mushers and says he enjoys back packing, canoeing and travel. Hugh says, “Dogs are my life. We participate in the Iditarod to have fun. Our goal is to get to Nome and enjoy life as much as possible – Alaskan Huskies are #1’s!” Hugh is married to Olivia.

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2010 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 12:01:00 12
Willow 3/07 15:48:00 16
Yentna Station 3/07 19:09:00 16 3/07 19:13:00 16 0h 4m 3h 21m 13.43 45
Skwentna 3/07 21:55:00 16 16 2h 42m 12.59 34
Finger Lake 3/08 06:30:00 16 3/08 09:55:00 16 3h 25m 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 13:15:00 16 3/08 16:29:00 16 3h 14m 3h 20m 9.00 30
Rohn 3/08 20:26:00 16 3/09 00:35:00 15 4h 9m 3h 57m 12.15 48
Nikolai 3/09 11:08:00 15 3/09 16:47:00 14 5h 39m 10h 33m 7.11 75
McGrath 3/09 22:15:00 14 3/09 22:16:00 14 0h 1m 5h 28m 9.88 54
Takotna 3/10 00:34:00 14 3/11 01:06:00 14 24h 32m 2h 18m 7.83 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 03:20:00 14 3/11 03:28:00 14 0h 8m 2h 14m 11.19 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/11 13:29:00 14 3/11 18:15:00 13 4h 46m 10h 1m 5.89 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/12 04:30:00 13 3/12 12:30:00 13 8h 0m 10h 15m 10.93 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/12 19:00:00 13 3/12 22:20:00 13 3h 20m 6h 30m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/13 05:09:00 13 3/13 07:57:00 13 2h 48m 6h 49m 7.63 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/13 12:32:00 13 3/13 16:09:00 13 3h 37m 4h 35m 9.16 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/14 07:17:00 13 3/14 11:38:00 13 4h 21m 14h 8m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 19:27:00 13 3/14 23:44:00 12 4h 17m 7h 49m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/15 08:28:00 12 3/15 12:53:00 10 4h 25m 8h 44m 5.50 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/15 20:15:00 10 3/15 20:26:00 10 0h 11m 7h 22m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 04:57:00 10 3/16 13:00:00 9 8h 3m 8h 31m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 22:17:00 9 3/16 22:18:00 9 0h 1m 9h 17m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 01:52:24 9 3h 34m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 22