February 18, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Christian Turner

Christian Turner

Bib Number: 21
Hometown: Karratha, WA, AUSTRALIA


Biography

Christian Turner, 26, was born and raised in Dorrigo, Australia, where it never snowed. He began mushing in 2008. He says, “I have thought about the Iditarod since the first day I stood on the runners in Banff National Park.” One of only a handful of Australians who know what dog sled racing is, let alone one that competed in Alaska, Christian has spent the last six years between the hemispheres. He works for the winter in Australia, than travels to Canada or Alaska to train dogs and compete. Christian has helped Dallas Seavey with his training for the last few years. In 2014, he ran the Seavey puppy team and came in 38th. This year he wants to improve on his placement and show the rest of the world what “Aussies can do.” Christian is currently living in Western Australia and working in the mining industry. He says his hobbies are surfing, travel, and dry land mushing.


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 10:41:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:38:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:27:00 16 3/02 18:32:00 16 0h 5m 3h 49m 11.00 42
Skwentna 3/03 01:44:00 16 3/03 06:23:00 16 4h 39m 7h 12m 4.17 30
Finger Lake 3/03 10:35:00 16 3/03 15:25:00 16 4h 50m 4h 12m 9.52 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 19:00:00 16 3/03 23:46:00 16 4h 46m 3h 35m 8.37 30
Rohn 3/04 06:13:00 16 3/04 11:18:00 16 5h 5m 6h 27m 5.43 35
Nikolai 3/05 10:52:00 16 3/05 14:15:00 16 3h 23m 23h 34m 3.18 75
McGrath 3/05 19:05:00 16 3/06 20:49:00 16 25h 44m 4h 50m 9.93 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/06 22:47:00 16 3/06 22:48:00 16 0h 1m 1h 58m 9.15 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 01:15:00 16 3/07 06:13:00 14 4h 58m 2h 27m 9.39 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/07 18:48:00 14 3/08 00:49:00 14 6h 1m 12h 35m 5.80 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/08 13:10:00 14 3/08 17:34:00 14 4h 24m 12h 21m 5.67 ✔ 70
Galena 3/08 22:55:00 14 3/09 08:11:00 13 8h 16m 5h 21m 9.35 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/09 13:38:00 13 3/09 18:12:00 13 4h 34m 5h 27m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/09 22:37:00 13 3/10 02:50:00 12 4h 13m 4h 25m 10.64 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/10 16:13:00 12 3/11 10:25:00 12 18h 12m 13h 23m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 15:55:00 12 3/11 18:21:00 12 2h 26m 5h 30m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 04:13:00 12 3/12 11:07:00 11 6h 54m 9h 52m 5.07 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 16:24:00 11 3/12 19:45:00 11 3h 21m 5h 17m 9.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 02:04:00 11 3/13 10:44:00 10 8h 40m 6h 19m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 17:00:00 10 3/13 17:01:00 10 0h 1m 6h 16m 8.78 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 19:52:30 10 2h 51m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 22