May 20, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 26
Hometown: Tagish, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Michelle Phillips, 49, 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 17 years, when not racing professionally, Ed and Michelle, with their son Keegan, 18, (and up to 90 Alaskan huskies) have provided visitors with sled dog adventures of 30 minutes to seven days throughout the year.

Awards

Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial — Sponsored by Northern Air Cargo

2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:52:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:48:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 18:40:00 16 3/04 18:45:00 16 0h 5m 3h 52m 10.86 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:54:00 16 3/05 02:06:00 16 4h 12m 3h 9m 9.52 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:52:00 16 3/05 09:45:00 16 2h 53m 4h 46m 8.39 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 13:10:00 16 3/05 17:54:00 16 4h 44m 3h 25m 8.78 30
Rohn 3/05 22:06:00 16 3/05 22:19:00 16 0h 13m 4h 12m 8.33 35
Nikolai 3/06 12:02:00 16 3/06 17:19:00 16 5h 17m 13h 43m 5.47 75
McGrath 3/07 00:19:00 16 3/07 00:23:00 16 0h 4m 7h 0m 6.86 48
Takotna 3/07 03:11:00 16 3/08 04:33:00 16 25h 22m 2h 48m 6.43 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 07:17:00 16 3/08 07:27:00 16 0h 10m 2h 44m 8.41 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 20:56:00 16 3/09 02:26:00 16 5h 30m 13h 29m 5.41 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 12:56:00 16 3/09 20:59:00 14 8h 3m 10h 30m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 03:25:00 14 3/10 07:23:00 14 3h 58m 6h 26m 7.77 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 13:38:00 14 3/10 17:50:00 14 4h 12m 6h 15m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/10 22:47:00 14 3/10 22:59:00 14 0h 12m 4h 57m 9.49 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/11 18:20:00 14 3/12 00:37:00 14 6h 17m 18h 21m 4.63 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 07:27:00 14 3/12 09:39:00 13 2h 12m 6h 50m 5.85 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 19:09:00 13 3/13 06:23:00 12 11h 14m 9h 30m 5.26 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 13:26:00 12 3/13 17:15:00 12 3h 49m 7h 3m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 01:16:00 12 3/14 09:19:00 10 8h 3m 8h 1m 5.74 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 17:46:00 10 3/14 19:40:00 10 1h 54m 8h 27m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 23:18:01 10 3h 38m 6.06 ✔ ✔ 22