October 16, 2017

Musher Details

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Nicolas Petit

Bib Number: 16
Hometown: Girdwood, Alaska
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Biography

Nicolas Petit, 36, grew up in Normandy and always loved animals. He moved to Alaska in 1992 because he “loved sow.” 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 last year and was third to finish the race. He says, “The future looks bright for my dog team.” Nic’s partner is Emily Maxwell, who will be a rookie in this year’s Iditarod. Nic lists his hobbies as “just dogs…”!

Awards

Most Improved Musher — Sponsored by Horizon Lines

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 10:28:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:28:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:28:00 16 3/03 18:34:00 16 0h 6m 4h 0m 10.50 42
Skwentna 3/03 22:39:00 16 3/04 02:28:00 16 3h 49m 4h 5m 7.35 30
Finger Lake 3/04 06:59:00 16 3/04 08:08:00 15 1h 9m 4h 31m 8.86 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 11:38:00 15 3/04 16:45:00 15 5h 7m 3h 30m 8.57 30
Rohn 3/04 20:54:00 15 3/04 21:28:00 15 0h 34m 4h 9m 8.43 35
Nikolai 3/05 10:24:00 15 3/05 17:09:00 15 6h 45m 12h 56m 5.80 75
McGrath 3/05 22:49:00 15 3/05 23:04:00 14 0h 15m 5h 40m 8.47 48
Takotna 3/06 01:20:00 14 3/06 01:34:00 14 0h 14m 2h 16m 7.94 18
Ophir 3/06 04:15:00 14 3/07 05:57:00 14 25h 42m 2h 41m 8.57 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 16:09:00 14 3/07 20:30:00 14 4h 21m 10h 12m 7.84 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 03:58:00 14 3/08 04:09:00 14 0h 11m 7h 28m 7.37 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 07:34:00 14 3/08 15:35:00 14 8h 1m 3h 25m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 18:12:00 14 3/08 18:39:00 12 0h 27m 2h 37m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 02:31:00 12 3/09 08:10:00 11 5h 39m 7h 52m 7.88 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 20:50:00 11 3/10 04:00:00 11 6h 10m 12h 40m 4.74 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 17:58:00 11 3/11 02:28:00 11 8h 30m 13h 58m 6.09 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 08:00:00 11 3/11 10:21:00 10 2h 21m 5h 32m 7.23 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 16:11:00 10 3/11 20:33:00 10 4h 22m 5h 50m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 02:45:00 10 3/12 02:52:00 10 0h 7m 6h 12m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 09:21:00 10 3/12 17:21:00 10 8h 0m 6h 29m 7.10 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 23:43:00 10 3/12 23:44:00 10 0h 1m 6h 22m 8.64 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 02:39:13 10 2h 55m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 22