April 24, 2014

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Lance Mackey

Lance Mackey

Bib Number: 5
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Lance Mackey, 42, was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska. The back to back four-time Iditarod champion and four-time Yukon Quest champion says he began mushing “at birth.” “I grew up around racing and the Iditarod and have been mushing since before birth. I was at the finish line in 1978 to see my father, Dick Mackey, win by one second. In 1983, my older brother, Rick, won. Both my father and brother won wearing bib #13 in their sixth Iditarod.” 2007 was Lance’s sixth Iditarod and he won wearing bib #13, just as he had planned.

• Being the only person to win both 1000 mile races in the same year (two years in a row)
• First person to win four Iditarods in a row
• Two time Espy Nominee
• Inducted into Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2010

Lance says his education came from “the school of hard knocks!” He is the father of four: Amanda, Brittney, Cain and Alanah. He is a lifetime member of the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest and a member of Mush with P.R.I.D.E. Lance lists his hobby as “pack rat.”

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