September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 39
Hometown: Tagish, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Michelle Phillips, 50, was born and raised in Whitehorse, YT. “After traveling the world for 10 years, I decided to settle down in a small cabin in the Yukon Bush. After living for a few years in the Southern Lakes region of the Yukon, I met my partner, Ed Hopkins. Ed introduced the sport of dog mushing to me and I immediately fell in love with the sport. Growing up in a very athletic family and training for many years as a figure skater, I enjoyed challenging myself and working with such an elite and talented group of athletes. After running my first Yukon Quest, I was hooked on long distance mushing and I’ve been doing it since. I love traveling with my team of dogs and spending time with my best friends.” She and Ed own and operate Tagish Lake Kennel. Michelle has run six Yukon Quest races (best finish 4th and Vet’s Choice award in 2009.) For the past 18 years, when not racing professionally, Ed and Michelle, with their son Keegan, 19, (and up to 90 Alaskan huskies) have provided visitors with sled dog adventures of 30 minutes to seven days throughout the year.

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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 11:21:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:14:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:48:00 16 3/06 18:53:00 16 0h 5m 3h 34m 12.62 45
Skwentna 3/06 21:50:00 16 3/07 01:52:00 16 4h 2m 2h 57m 11.53 34
Finger Lake 3/07 06:44:00 16 3/07 10:04:00 16 3h 20m 4h 52m 9.25 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 14:03:00 16 3/07 19:10:00 16 5h 7m 3h 59m 7.53 30
Rohn 3/07 23:16:00 16 3/07 23:34:00 16 0h 18m 4h 6m 11.71 48
Nikolai 3/08 13:50:00 16 3/08 18:58:00 15 5h 8m 14h 16m 5.26 75
McGrath 3/09 00:41:00 15 3/09 00:43:00 15 0h 2m 5h 43m 9.45 54
Takotna 3/09 03:01:00 15 3/10 03:51:00 15 24h 50m 2h 18m 7.83 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 06:16:00 15 3/10 06:30:00 15 0h 14m 2h 25m 10.34 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/10 20:57:00 15 3/11 02:42:00 15 5h 45m 14h 27m 6.23 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 10:39:00 15 3/11 16:26:00 15 5h 47m 7h 57m 8.18 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 19:44:00 15 3/11 19:52:00 15 0h 8m 3h 18m 7.58 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 22:34:00 15 3/12 02:31:00 15 3h 57m 2h 42m 6.67 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 09:53:00 15 3/12 18:04:00 15 8h 11m 7h 22m 8.14 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 05:19:00 15 3/13 11:05:00 15 5h 46m 10h 15m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/13 21:28:00 15 3/14 02:37:00 13 5h 9m 10h 23m 8.67 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 08:47:00 13 3/14 11:25:00 13 2h 38m 6h 10m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 17:47:00 13 3/14 23:11:00 13 5h 24m 6h 22m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/15 05:37:00 13 3/15 09:57:00 13 4h 20m 6h 26m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 16:59:00 13 3/16 01:01:00 13 8h 2m 7h 2m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 08:10:00 13 3/16 08:12:00 13 0h 2m 7h 9m 7.69 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 11:22:22 13 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22