February 21, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Nicolas Petit

Nicolas Petit

Bib Number: 29
Hometown: Girdwood, Alaska
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Biography

Nicolas Petit, 36, grew up in Normandy and always loved animals. He moved to Alaska in 1992 because he “loved sow.” He adopted “Ugly”, a gorgeous Alaskan Mutt, put a harness on him and the adventure began. He traveled all over the state and began racing while working for Jim Lanier. “In 2011, Jim’s hip gave him trouble, so I took his wonderful white dogs to Nome.” He also lived in Girdwood, Alaska, and worked for Dario Daniels, whose training techniques live on through Nic’s calm mushing demeanor. During the last six years, he has run dogs from Raymie Redington and bred a female to his favorite Redington dogs and created a magnificent group of athletes that have proven that they have what it takes to win the Iditarod and any other race out there. He won the Fastest Time from Safety to Nome award last year and was third to finish the race. He says, “The future looks bright for my dog team.” Nic’s partner is Emily Maxwell, who will be a rookie in this year’s Iditarod. Nic lists his hobbies as “just dogs…”!


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 10:59:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:54:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:50:00 16 3/02 19:10:00 16 0h 20m 3h 56m 10.68 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:13:00 16 3/02 22:18:00 16 0h 5m 3h 3m 9.84 30
Finger Lake 3/03 02:52:00 16 3/03 03:30:00 16 0h 38m 4h 34m 8.76 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 06:52:00 16 3/03 07:10:00 16 0h 18m 3h 22m 8.91 30
Rohn 3/03 14:52:00 16 3/03 18:56:00 16 4h 4m 7h 42m 4.55 35
Nikolai 3/04 05:36:00 16 3/04 12:14:00 16 6h 38m 10h 40m 7.03 75
McGrath 3/04 17:44:00 16 3/04 18:01:00 16 0h 17m 5h 30m 8.73 48
Takotna 3/04 20:28:00 16 3/04 20:35:00 16 0h 7m 2h 27m 7.35 18
Ophir 3/04 23:20:00 16 3/06 00:42:00 16 25h 22m 2h 45m 8.36 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/06 09:17:00 16 3/06 14:44:00 15 5h 27m 8h 35m 8.50 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/06 23:24:00 15 3/07 07:24:00 14 8h 0m 8h 40m 8.08 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/07 13:01:00 14 3/07 17:33:00 14 4h 32m 5h 37m 8.90 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/07 23:16:00 14 3/08 02:51:00 14 3h 35m 5h 43m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/08 06:56:00 14 3/08 07:14:00 14 0h 18m 4h 5m 11.51 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/08 18:45:00 14 11h 31m 7.38 ✔ ✔ Scratched 85