November 1, 2014

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Lance Mackey

Lance Mackey

Bib Number: 5
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Lance Mackey, 44, was born and raised in Alaska. In 1978, when he was 7, and his dad won the Iditarod, he was at the finish and knew running the Iditarod was what he wanted to do. Lance says, “ I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks.” He has been a kennel and tour owner/operator most of his life. He is a four time back to back Iditarod champion, and won the Yukon Quest two of those years. Lance says, “I grew up in a mushing family. I raced from the age of five through the age of 17 in junior races including four Jr. Iditarods. My dogs this year, referred to Team Ninja, are all black, focused, stealthy and bound for greatness. Three years of sub-par racing and one year of not entering the Iditarod, gave me time to re-group and re-focus. I have a new crew, new dog team and a new attitude, all geared toward an ‘Ultimate Come Back’. And…..I need a new Dodge Truck.”

Sponsors

Red Paw Dog Food
Simard Auto
Denny’s of AK
Canada Goose

Awards

Dorothy G. Page Halfway — Sponsored by GCI

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 10:06:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:06:00 16
Yentna 3/03 17:56:00 16 3/03 18:04:00 16 0h 8m 3h 50m 10.96 42
Skwentna 3/04 00:01:00 16 3/04 00:06:00 16 0h 5m 5h 57m 5.04 30
Finger Lake 3/04 04:19:00 16 3/04 04:21:00 16 0h 2m 4h 13m 9.49 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 12:49:00 16 3/04 12:57:00 16 0h 8m 8h 28m 3.54 30
Rohn 3/04 17:23:00 16 3/05 00:18:00 15 6h 55m 4h 26m 7.89 35
Nikolai 3/05 08:52:00 15 3/05 14:02:00 15 5h 10m 8h 34m 8.75 75
McGrath 3/05 19:25:00 15 3/05 19:26:00 14 0h 1m 5h 23m 8.92 48
Takotna 3/05 21:36:00 14 3/06 03:04:00 13 5h 28m 2h 10m 8.31 18
Ophir 3/06 05:30:00 13 3/06 05:45:00 13 0h 15m 2h 26m 9.45 23
Iditarod 3/06 20:36:00 13 3/07 22:40:00 12 26h 4m 14h 51m 5.39 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 06:39:00 12 3/08 06:42:00 12 0h 3m 7h 59m 6.89 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 09:52:00 12 3/08 17:53:00 12 8h 1m 3h 10m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 20:39:00 12 3/08 20:43:00 12 0h 4m 2h 46m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 04:31:00 12 3/09 08:35:00 11 4h 4m 7h 48m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 19:41:00 11 3/10 06:35:00 10 9h 54m 11h 6m 5.41 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 21:52:00 10 3/11 01:29:00 10 3h 37m 15h 17m 5.56 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 07:31:00 10 3/11 11:16:00 10 3h 45m 6h 2m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 18:08:00 10 3/11 22:25:00 10 4h 17m 6h 52m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 06:27:00 10 3/12 10:12:00 10 3h 45m 8h 2m 5.98 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 17:24:00 10 3/13 01:24:00 9 8h 0m 7h 12m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 08:38:00 9 3/13 08:42:00 9 0h 4m 7h 14m 7.60 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 11:52:14 9 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22