August 20, 2014

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Matt Failor

Matt Failor

Bib Number: 61
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Matthew Failor, 32, was born and raised in Ohio. He says, “My family taught me a love of the outdoors; camping, fishing, canoeing, backpacking, hunting, were all things we did on family vacations. My mom and dad and brothers and sister all enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. My three brothers and I are Eagle Scouts.” He moved to Alaska in 2006 for a summer college job, dog handler at Gold Rush Sled Dog Tours. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Photography in 2007. He moved to Alaska permanently in 2008 to work with Matt Hayashida and train with him and his dogs. He has worked for various mushers and in 2010, he started handling for Martin Buser and ran his first Iditarod as Martin’s handler. He recently moved to Willow to run dogs under his own name. “17th Dog, Team Matthew Failor, is excited and eager to get back out onto dog mushing’s’’ greatest stage, the Iditarod. The dogs and I spend all summer, fall and winter together living as a family and leam to work towards a common goal, improving in everything we do and never stop learning. Twenty eight canines have become my immediate family now, however, Ohio will forever be called home. Matthew is currently a dog trainer as well as manager at Gold Rush Sled Dog Tours. He says he enjoys birch farming and he is a World Cup fan!


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 11:58:00 12
Willow 3/03 15:58:00 16
Yentna 3/03 19:59:00 16 3/03 20:06:00 16 0h 7m 4h 1m 10.46 42
Skwentna 3/03 23:20:00 16 3/03 23:25:00 16 0h 5m 3h 14m 9.28 30
Finger Lake 3/04 04:30:00 16 3/04 04:42:00 15 0h 12m 5h 5m 7.87 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 09:00:00 15 3/04 09:10:00 15 0h 10m 4h 18m 6.98 30
Rohn 3/04 14:11:00 15 3/05 14:23:00 15 24h 12m 5h 1m 6.98 ✔ 35
Nikolai 3/06 05:11:00 15 3/06 05:20:00 14 0h 9m 14h 48m 5.07 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/06 11:40:00 14 3/06 16:20:00 14 4h 40m 6h 20m 7.58 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/06 19:10:00 14 3/06 19:16:00 14 0h 6m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 22:38:00 14 3/07 03:10:00 13 4h 32m 3h 22m 6.83 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 20:22:00 13 3/08 01:30:00 13 5h 8m 17h 12m 4.65 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 09:43:00 13 3/08 09:47:00 13 0h 4m 8h 13m 6.69 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 13:36:00 13 3/08 21:45:00 11 8h 9m 3h 49m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 00:52:00 11 3/09 05:08:00 11 4h 16m 3h 7m 5.78 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 12:54:00 11 3/09 17:50:00 10 4h 56m 7h 46m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/10 11:15:00 10 3/10 21:55:00 10 10h 40m 16h 25m 3.65 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/11 13:46:00 10 3/11 22:29:00 10 8h 43m 15h 51m 5.36 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 04:09:00 10 3/12 04:13:00 10 0h 4m 5h 40m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 10:36:00 10 3/12 18:18:00 10 7h 42m 6h 23m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 00:32:00 10 3/13 04:45:00 10 4h 13m 6h 14m 7.70 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 11:00:00 10 3/13 19:02:00 10 8h 2m 6h 15m 7.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 01:47:00 10 3/14 01:48:00 10 0h 1m 6h 45m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 04:39:46 10 2h 51m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 22