September 23, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Nicolas Petit

Nicolas Petit

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Girdwood, Alaska
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Biography

Nicolas Petit, 38, grew up in Normandy and always loved animals. He moved to New Mexico in 1992, where he finished high school and then to Alaska because he “loved snow.” He adopted “Ugly”, a gorgeous Alaskan Mutt, put a harness on him and the adventure began. He traveled all over the state and began racing while working for Jim Lanier. “In 2011, Jim’s hip gave him trouble, so I took his wonderful white dogs to Nome.” He also lived in Girdwood, Alaska, and worked for Dario Daniels, whose training techniques live on through Nic’s calm mushing demeanor. During the last six years, he has run dogs from Raymie Redington and bred a female to his favorite Redington dogs and created a magnificent group of athletes that have proven that they have what it takes to win the Iditarod and any other race out there. He won the Fastest Time from Safety to Nome award in 2017 and again in 2018 and was the second musher to finish the race in 2018. Nic lists his hobbies as snow, dogs and travel!

Awards

Jerry Austin Rookie of the Year

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 10:26:00 12
Willow 3/06 14:24:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:05:00 16 3/06 18:12:00 16 0h 7m 3h 41m 12.22 45
Skwentna 3/06 22:07:00 16 3/07 01:41:00 16 3h 34m 3h 55m 8.68 34
Finger Lake 3/07 06:21:00 16 3/07 06:24:00 16 0h 3m 4h 40m 9.64 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 10:28:00 16 3/07 16:50:00 16 6h 22m 4h 4m 7.38 30
Rohn 3/07 21:10:00 16 3/08 04:11:00 16 7h 1m 4h 20m 11.08 48
Nikolai 3/08 13:11:00 16 3/08 19:23:00 16 6h 12m 9h 0m 8.33 75
McGrath 3/09 01:40:00 16 3/09 01:54:00 15 0h 14m 6h 17m 8.59 54
Takotna 3/09 04:26:00 15 3/10 06:06:00 14 25h 40m 2h 32m 7.11 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 08:26:00 14 3/10 08:38:00 14 0h 12m 2h 20m 10.71 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/10 23:53:00 14 3/11 07:35:00 13 7h 42m 15h 15m 5.90 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 15:30:00 13 3/11 20:45:00 11 5h 15m 7h 55m 8.21 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 00:26:00 11 3/12 00:34:00 11 0h 8m 3h 41m 6.79 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 03:24:00 11 3/12 07:38:00 11 4h 14m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 18:48:00 11 3/13 03:48:00 11 8h 0m 11h 10m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 14:08:00 11 3/13 21:30:00 11 7h 22m 10h 20m 6.77 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 08:58:00 11 3/14 16:11:00 10 7h 13m 11h 28m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 22:38:00 10 3/15 01:31:00 10 2h 53m 6h 27m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/15 10:08:00 10 3/15 15:05:00 10 4h 57m 8h 37m 5.57 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/15 21:44:00 10 3/16 03:26:00 9 5h 42m 6h 39m 7.22 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 10:58:00 9 3/16 20:15:00 9 9h 17m 7h 32m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 03:20:00 9 3/17 03:25:00 9 0h 5m 7h 5m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 06:43:01 9 3h 18m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 22