May 26, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 15
Hometown: Tagish, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Michelle Phillips, 49, was born and raised in Whitehorse, YT. “After traveling the world for 10 years, I decided to settle down in a small cabin in the Yukon Bush. After living for a few years in the Southern Lakes region of the Yukon, I met my partner, Ed Hopkins. Ed introduced the sport of dog mushing to me and I immediately fell in love with the sport. Growing up in a very athletic family and training for many years as a figure skater, I enjoyed challenging myself and working with such an elite and talented group of athletes. After running my first Yukon Quest, I was hooked on long distance mushing and I’ve been doing it since. I love traveling with my team of dogs and spending time with my best friends.” She and Ed own and operate Tagish Lake Kennel. Michelle has run six Yukon Quest races (best finish 4th and Vet’s Choice award in 2009.) For the past 17 years, when not racing professionally, Ed and Michelle, with their son Keegan, 18, (and up to 90 Alaskan huskies) have provided visitors with sled dog adventures of 30 minutes to seven days throughout the year.

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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 10:28:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:26:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:11:00 16 3/02 18:16:00 16 0h 5m 3h 45m 11.20 42
Skwentna 3/02 21:14:00 16 3/03 01:08:00 16 3h 54m 2h 58m 10.11 30
Finger Lake 3/03 05:42:00 16 3/03 08:41:00 16 2h 59m 4h 34m 8.76 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 12:04:00 16 3/03 16:00:00 16 3h 56m 3h 23m 8.87 30
Rohn 3/03 20:14:00 16 3/04 01:16:00 16 5h 2m 4h 14m 8.27 35
Nikolai 3/04 12:16:00 16 3/04 17:45:00 15 5h 29m 11h 0m 6.82 75
McGrath 3/04 23:43:00 15 3/04 23:43:00 14 0h 0m 5h 58m 8.04 48
Takotna 3/05 02:15:00 14 3/06 04:05:00 14 25h 50m 2h 32m 7.11 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 06:15:00 14 3/06 06:35:00 13 0h 20m 2h 10m 10.62 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/06 20:41:00 13 3/06 20:53:00 13 0h 12m 14h 6m 5.18 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 11:30:00 13 3/07 11:46:00 13 0h 16m 14h 37m 4.79 ✔ 70
Galena 3/07 18:09:00 13 3/08 02:12:00 13 8h 3m 6h 23m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/08 08:14:00 13 3/08 12:31:00 13 4h 17m 6h 2m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/08 16:41:00 13 3/08 16:55:00 13 0h 14m 4h 10m 11.28 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/09 09:40:00 13 3/09 15:17:00 12 5h 37m 15h 45m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/09 21:47:00 12 3/10 01:36:00 12 3h 49m 6h 30m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/10 09:15:00 12 3/10 14:21:00 12 5h 6m 7h 39m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/10 20:16:00 12 3/11 09:26:00 12 13h 10m 5h 55m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 16:32:00 12 3/12 00:32:00 12 8h 0m 7h 6m 6.48 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 07:00:00 12 3/12 07:04:00 12 0h 4m 6h 28m 8.51 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 09:55:00 12 2h 51m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 22