August 20, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Yuka Honda

Yuka Honda

Bib Number: 60
Hometown: Whitehorse, YT, CANADA


Biography

Yuka Honda, 42, was born and raised in Niigata, Japan. She attended the university in Japan, studying Agriculture Physics. In 1998, she moved to the North West Territory, Canada, where she was a handler for Grant Beck. After watching the Iditarod on television the following year, she began to dream of running the Iditarod. She moved to Alaska in 2002 and, in 2009, back to Canada to start her own kennel, this time to the Yukon Territory. Ginga Express Kennel is now home to 26 dogs. “They are my family,” says Yuka. She completed the Yukon Quest in 2012. For the last three years she has worked as a janitor.

Sponsors

Marmot
Dave's Cleaning Service, YT CANADA
Karrimor Japan, Tokyo

Select Physical Therapy
All my Friends and Family
Macs Mechanical, YT CANADA


2015 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 12:07:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:56:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:39:00 16 3/10 00:14:00 16 6h 35m 5h 43m 10.50 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 13:14:00 16 3/10 19:38:00 16 6h 24m 13h 0m 6.92 90
Tanana 3/11 08:39:00 16 3/11 15:37:00 15 6h 58m 13h 1m 5.07 66
Ruby 3/12 18:37:00 15 3/13 19:15:00 14 24h 38m 27h 0m 4.41 ✔ 119
Galena 3/14 02:14:00 14 3/14 10:56:00 11 8h 42m 6h 59m 7.16 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/15 04:23:00 11 3/15 11:50:00 11 7h 27m 17h 27m 4.70 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/16 06:47:00 11 3/16 13:25:00 11 6h 38m 18h 57m 4.54 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/16 16:27:00 11 3/16 19:55:00 11 3h 28m 3h 2m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/17 02:10:00 11 3/17 11:25:00 11 9h 15m 6h 15m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/18 04:35:00 11 3/18 12:41:00 10 8h 6m 17h 10m 4.95 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/18 20:02:00 10 3/19 10:17:00 10 14h 15m 7h 21m 5.44 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 19:58:00 10 3/20 04:03:00 10 8h 5m 9h 41m 5.16 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/20 11:10:00 10 3/20 17:45:00 10 6h 35m 7h 7m 6.74 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/21 01:08:00 10 3/21 09:10:00 10 8h 2m 7h 23m 6.23 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 15:44:00 10 3/21 15:48:00 10 0h 4m 6h 34m 8.38 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 18:32:55 10 2h 44m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 22