September 23, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Tom Thurston

Tom Thurston

Bib Number: 25
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
Point6
Spiros Tradin Post
Allen and Natalie Storie

Buds Backhoe
Gary Ertl
Red Roof Horses, LLC
Chaos Ink


2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:50:00 12
Willow 3/06 14:46:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:41:00 16 3/06 23:55:00 15 5h 14m 3h 55m 11.49 45
Skwentna 3/07 03:02:00 15 3/07 10:40:00 15 7h 38m 3h 7m 10.91 34
Finger Lake 3/07 15:51:00 15 3/08 05:55:00 15 14h 4m 5h 11m 8.68 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 09:56:00 15 3/08 15:59:00 15 6h 3m 4h 1m 7.47 30
Rohn 3/08 19:36:00 15 3/09 07:12:00 15 11h 36m 3h 37m 13.27 48
Nikolai 3/09 20:30:00 15 3/10 06:45:00 15 10h 15m 13h 18m 5.64 75
McGrath 3/10 11:42:00 15 3/11 14:51:00 15 27h 9m 4h 57m 10.91 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/11 16:50:00 15 3/11 16:55:00 15 0h 5m 1h 59m 9.08 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 19:20:00 15 3/12 01:18:00 15 5h 58m 2h 25m 10.34 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 17:26:00 15 3/13 06:09:00 15 11h 43m 16h 8m 5.58 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 11:44:00 15 3/13 19:56:00 13 8h 12m 5h 35m 11.64 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 23:01:00 13 3/13 23:03:00 13 0h 2m 3h 5m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 01:24:00 13 3/14 10:42:00 13 9h 18m 2h 21m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 17:10:00 13 3/15 02:24:00 12 9h 14m 6h 28m 9.28 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 11:48:00 12 3/15 17:25:00 12 5h 37m 9h 24m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 12:08:00 12 3/16 18:32:00 12 6h 24m 18h 43m 4.81 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 23:33:00 12 3/17 06:55:00 12 7h 22m 5h 1m 8.37 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/17 12:06:00 12 3/17 20:24:00 11 8h 18m 5h 11m 9.26 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/18 01:36:00 11 3/18 09:08:00 11 7h 32m 5h 12m 9.23 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 14:56:00 11 3/18 23:01:00 11 8h 5m 5h 48m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 05:08:00 11 3/19 05:13:00 11 0h 5m 6h 7m 8.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 07:59:39 11 2h 46m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 22