July 28, 2014

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 7
Hometown: Tagish, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Michelle Phillips, 46, 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 14 years, when not racing professionally, Ed and Michelle, with their son Keegan, 15, (and up to 90 Alaskan huskies) have provided visitors with sled dog adventures of 30 minutes to 7-days throughout the year.

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2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:10:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:10:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:03:00 16 3/03 18:09:00 16 0h 6m 3h 53m 10.82 42
Skwentna 3/03 21:06:00 16 3/04 00:52:00 16 3h 46m 2h 57m 10.17 30
Finger Lake 3/04 05:30:00 16 3/04 07:28:00 16 1h 58m 4h 38m 8.63 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 11:04:00 16 3/04 15:41:00 16 4h 37m 3h 36m 8.33 30
Rohn 3/04 20:16:00 16 3/04 20:36:00 16 0h 20m 4h 35m 7.64 35
Nikolai 3/05 10:21:00 16 3/05 15:10:00 16 4h 49m 13h 45m 5.45 75
McGrath 3/05 21:13:00 16 3/05 21:15:00 16 0h 2m 6h 3m 7.93 48
Takotna 3/05 23:50:00 16 3/07 01:50:00 16 26h 0m 2h 35m 6.97 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 04:35:00 16 3/07 04:52:00 16 0h 17m 2h 45m 8.36 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 19:48:00 16 3/08 01:15:00 16 5h 27m 14h 56m 5.36 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 09:31:00 16 3/08 17:34:00 16 8h 3m 8h 16m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 20:28:00 16 3/08 20:29:00 16 0h 1m 2h 54m 8.62 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 00:27:00 16 3/09 04:35:00 16 4h 8m 3h 58m 4.54 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 12:02:00 16 3/09 17:10:00 15 5h 8m 7h 27m 8.32 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/10 03:47:00 15 3/10 10:05:00 15 6h 18m 9h 37m 6.24 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 23:29:00 15 3/11 06:24:00 14 6h 55m 13h 24m 6.34 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 12:31:00 14 3/11 15:09:00 14 2h 38m 6h 7m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 21:50:00 14 3/12 03:28:00 14 5h 38m 6h 41m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 11:15:00 14 3/12 15:44:00 13 4h 29m 7h 47m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 22:26:00 13 3/13 06:26:00 13 8h 0m 6h 42m 6.87 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 13:57:00 13 3/13 13:59:00 13 0h 2m 7h 31m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 17:22:09 13 3h 23m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 22