August 25, 2016

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Karin Hendrickson

Karin Hendrickson

Bib Number: 33
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Karin, 46, was born and raised in Mt. Baldy, California. She left home after high school, skied for a year and then went to college. She received her BA in Environment from Colorado University and lived in Colorado and Idaho before coming to Alaska. “I saw my first sled dog in March of 2002, when I came up to volunteer for the Iditarod. By 2003, I had sold everything I owned, quit my job and moved to Alaska to become a handler. After two years as a handler, I tried to quit my dog habit. That didn’t last long—I was miserable without dogs!”

“I started building my own team in 2006. I really never expected to do any racing, much les run the Iditarod ! I am not too sure how it all happened, but just two years later, I found myself signed up for my first Iditarod. 2017 will be my 8th Iditarod.”

“I was hit by a truck while training in 2014 and broke my back in three places. Luckily all my dogs ere O.K., but I wasn’t able to run in 2015. In 2016, I managed to make a comeback and finish the race once again, but it was a big challenge physically.”
“I am one of a very few mushers to work full-time through the winter. My biggest challenge is trying oto fit training and racing in around the demands of my job. It is just this side of impossible to get everything done, but somehow we make it happen.”

Sponsors

Gwen Rodman
Brad/Joan VanMeter
Tom/Arleen, Paige/Brooke Derevjanik
Joan Presecan
Marilyn Dale/Sandra Baldonado
Kanaga Environmental Consulting
Richard/Sandra Hendrickson

Renee Van Huele
Denise Van Huele
Chris Entman
Patti/Warren TenBrook
Bill/Beth/Sarah Steele
The Routh Family


2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:08:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:02:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:24:00 16 3/02 19:28:00 16 0h 4m 4h 22m 9.62 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:43:00 16 3/03 05:07:00 15 6h 24m 3h 15m 9.23 30
Finger Lake 3/03 09:38:00 15 3/03 13:00:00 15 3h 22m 4h 31m 8.86 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 17:00:00 15 3/03 20:34:00 15 3h 34m 4h 0m 7.50 30
Rohn 3/04 01:17:00 15 3/04 05:30:00 15 4h 13m 4h 43m 7.42 35
Nikolai 3/04 21:54:00 15 3/05 04:15:00 15 6h 21m 16h 24m 4.57 75
McGrath 3/05 09:47:00 15 3/05 09:48:00 15 0h 1m 5h 32m 8.67 48
Takotna 3/05 12:09:00 15 3/06 13:23:00 15 25h 14m 2h 21m 7.66 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 15:43:00 15 3/06 15:59:00 15 0h 16m 2h 20m 9.86 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/07 05:58:00 15 3/07 10:23:00 14 4h 25m 13h 59m 5.22 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 21:58:00 14 3/08 06:08:00 14 8h 10m 11h 35m 6.04 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/08 11:59:00 14 3/08 16:30:00 14 4h 31m 5h 51m 8.55 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/08 22:45:00 14 3/09 05:09:00 13 5h 24m 6h 15m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/09 09:23:00 13 3/09 13:23:00 13 4h 0m 4h 14m 11.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/10 03:03:00 13 3/10 09:01:00 10 5h 58m 13h 40m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/10 15:19:00 10 3/11 12:40:00 10 21h 21m 6h 18m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 19:57:00 10 3/12 01:58:00 10 6h 1m 7h 17m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 08:18:00 10 3/12 12:30:00 10 4h 12m 6h 20m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 19:09:00 10 3/13 03:09:00 10 8h 0m 6h 39m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 10:06:00 10 3/13 10:07:00 10 0h 1m 6h 57m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 13:23:10 10 3h 16m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 22