June 20, 2018

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Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 50
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Aliy Zirkle, 48, was born in New Hampshire and raised in Puerto Rice then Missouri. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania (Go Quakers!) with a degree in Biology. She came to Alaska 25 years ago to work for US Fish and Wildlife. Aliy traveled around Alaska assisting with studies on fish, moose, caribou, beaver, wolves and other wildlife. She then settled in a small village above the Arctic Circle, Bettles, for her first winter. Aliy adopted her first sled dog, Skunk, and built a sled. She then spent several years exploring the Arctic by dog team while living in Bettles. Aliy and her dogs moved to Two Rivers, Alaska and lived in a cabin along the Yukon Quest trail. In 1998, Aliy raced her first 1,000 mile sled dog race, the Yukon Quest. She went on to win the Yukon Quest in the year 2000. Aliy began racing the Iditarod in 2001 and has started, and finished, every Iditarod since then. Aliy and her husband, Allen Moore, own and operate SP Kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska. Aliy’s goal is to win the Iditarod with the wonderful dogs that she breeds, raises, and trains. She says that she began mushing years ago because she simply enjoyed being with dogs, she still does. Aliy considers the Iditarod the ultimate statement for the dog-human bond. “Until you go out along the Iditarod trail and find your team in an extreme blizzard or an impossible wilderness situation, you will never truly know how awesome Alaskan Huskys are and their incredible dedication to us as human beings. I am amazed year after year by my dogs.”

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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 11:47:00 12
Willow 3/07 15:36:00 16
Yentna Station 3/07 19:04:00 16 3/07 19:28:00 16 0h 24m 3h 28m 12.98 45
Skwentna 3/07 23:40:00 16 3/07 23:42:00 16 0h 2m 4h 12m 8.10 34
Finger Lake 3/08 08:48:00 16 3/08 08:50:00 16 0h 2m 9h 6m 4.95 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 12:49:00 16 3/08 17:17:00 16 4h 28m 3h 59m 7.53 30
Rohn 3/08 21:27:00 16 3/09 02:33:00 15 5h 6m 4h 10m 11.52 48
Nikolai 3/09 11:42:00 15 3/09 17:52:00 15 6h 10m 9h 9m 8.20 75
McGrath 3/09 23:42:00 15 3/09 23:43:00 15 0h 1m 5h 50m 9.26 54
Takotna 3/10 02:06:00 15 3/11 02:53:00 15 24h 47m 2h 23m 7.55 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 05:10:00 15 3/11 05:17:00 14 0h 7m 2h 17m 10.95 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/11 19:52:00 14 3/11 20:11:00 12 0h 19m 14h 35m 4.05 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/12 10:50:00 12 3/12 18:52:00 12 8h 2m 14h 39m 7.65 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/13 01:18:00 12 3/13 05:29:00 12 4h 11m 6h 26m 8.08 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/13 11:45:00 12 3/13 17:00:00 12 5h 15m 6h 16m 8.30 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/13 21:26:00 12 3/13 21:37:00 12 0h 11m 4h 26m 9.47 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/14 15:53:00 12 3/14 19:51:00 12 3h 58m 17h 16m 5.21 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 02:59:00 12 3/15 07:13:00 11 4h 14m 7h 8m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/15 15:38:00 11 3/15 20:10:00 10 4h 32m 8h 25m 5.70 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/16 03:16:00 10 3/16 04:33:00 10 1h 17m 7h 6m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 13:55:00 10 3/16 22:03:00 8 8h 8m 9h 22m 4.91 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 05:38:00 8 3/17 05:39:00 8 0h 1m 7h 35m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 09:05:10 8 3h 26m 6.41 ✔ ✔ 22