May 23, 2018

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Angie Taggart

Bib Number: 40
Hometown: Ketchikan, Alaska
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Biography

I grew up and have lived most of my life in Ketchikan, Alaska. I was the first person from Ketchikan to compete in and complete the Iditarod. This will be my second running of Iditarod. I completed the 2011 Iditarod in 13 days 1 hour 49 minutes and 24 seconds. I came in 43rd out of 63 mushers. I had the time of my life and I hope to take what I learned on my inaugural run and improve on my second run down the trail to Nome!!

I have been teaching school for 10 years. Some of the community activities I am/have been involved in are: Master’s Swimming, assistant-coaching for the Killer Whale Swim Team, sailing with the Yacht Club, and co-president of Delta Kappa Gamma, a teachers’ society.

My dream to run the Iditarod began forming during 2001, the year I was a dog-handler for a musher. In order to qualify to run the 2011 Iditarod, I needed to complete 500 miles in sanctioned sled-dog races. I completed my 500 qualifying miles on April 3rd, 2009.

I am very excited to represent Ketchikan, my home and my community, for the second time in the Iditarod.

Running For Breast Cancer Awareness
This summer my mom was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy in June and she is going through chemotherapy for the next four months concluding her treatment with 6 weeks of radiation.

This year I will be running for breast cancer awareness, all monies that are not used for my Iditarod 2013 run will be donated to a breast cancer charity of my mom’s choice!


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 11:16:00 12
Willow 3/03 15:16:00 16
Yentna 3/03 19:45:00 16 3/03 19:55:00 16 0h 10m 4h 29m 9.37 42
Skwentna 3/03 23:21:00 16 3/04 07:18:00 16 7h 57m 3h 26m 8.74 30
Finger Lake 3/04 12:40:00 16 3/04 18:08:00 16 5h 28m 5h 22m 7.45 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 22:49:00 16 3/05 05:40:00 16 6h 51m 4h 41m 6.41 30
Rohn 3/05 10:35:00 16 3/05 18:16:00 16 7h 41m 4h 55m 7.12 35
Nikolai 3/06 07:51:00 16 3/06 15:06:00 15 7h 15m 13h 35m 5.52 75
McGrath 3/06 21:39:00 15 3/07 22:33:00 15 24h 54m 6h 33m 7.33 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 01:01:00 15 3/08 01:07:00 15 0h 6m 2h 28m 7.30 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 04:08:00 15 3/08 09:05:00 15 4h 57m 3h 1m 7.62 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 23:50:00 15 3/09 09:35:00 15 9h 45m 14h 45m 5.42 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 18:05:00 15 3/10 03:45:00 15 8h 40m 8h 30m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 07:56:00 15 3/10 08:11:00 14 0h 15m 4h 11m 5.98 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 11:02:00 14 3/10 18:14:00 13 7h 12m 2h 51m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 03:46:00 13 3/11 12:47:00 13 9h 1m 9h 32m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/11 22:24:00 13 3/12 07:50:00 13 9h 26m 9h 37m 6.24 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/12 19:03:00 13 3/13 05:01:00 13 9h 58m 11h 13m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 11:31:00 13 3/13 18:25:00 12 6h 54m 6h 30m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 00:45:00 12 3/14 08:17:00 12 7h 32m 6h 20m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 14:21:00 12 3/14 21:30:00 12 7h 9m 6h 4m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 04:50:00 12 3/15 12:54:00 12 8h 4m 7h 20m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 20:11:00 12 3/15 20:16:00 11 0h 5m 7h 17m 7.55 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 23:50:03 11 3h 34m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 22