May 29, 2017

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Aliy Zirkle

Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 32
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Aliy Zirkle, 47, was born in New Hampshire. She spent her childhood in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, and Missouri. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Biology and Anthropology and came to Alaska in 1990, where she lived in a wall tent on the Alaskan Peninsula and worked for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. She’s lived in Two Rivers for the last 18 years and says she “enjoys the community and the surrounding wild lands.” Aliy lists her occupation as “dog musher” and ran the Yukon Quest three years and won that race in 2000. She has finished the Iditarod 15 times. “Iditarod is my passion, my job, my life…Alaskan husky sled dogs are the focus of my life. We breed, raise and train the best individual dogs we possibly can at SP Kennel in Two Rivers. I began mushing dogs over 20 years ago because I enjoyed dogs. I still do. We have some of the most talented, fun-loving, dedicated sled dogs in the world so racing them on the largest stage in the world –the Iditarod—seems only fitting!” Aliy has two adult step daughters, Bridgett and Jennifer. When asked what she enjoys, she says “exploring Alaska and drinking good coffee.”

Sponsors

Horizon Lines of Alaska
Ruth Ann Nevils, MO
Paula Medlin, AR
Tom/Cindy Eckhoff, PA
Macgellan
Ibex, NH
Algyval
Dixie Storage, LA
T Rose Vet Service

North Pole Vet Hospital
Mrs. Chevie McDonald, TX
Bob Huston (Raymond James Anchorage)
Gene’s Chrysler Dodge
Pleasant Valley Store
Comfort Inn at Ship Creek
Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food/WellPet, MA
Verizon Wireless
All of the SP Kennel Dog Sponsors and Team Members


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 11:06:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:00:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:18:00 16 3/09 16:25:00 16 0h 7m 5h 18m 11.32 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 05:14:00 16 3/10 10:22:00 16 5h 8m 12h 49m 7.02 90
Tanana 3/10 16:55:00 16 3/10 22:17:00 16 5h 22m 6h 33m 10.08 66
Ruby 3/11 19:17:00 16 3/11 23:20:00 16 4h 3m 21h 0m 5.67 119
Galena 3/12 05:54:00 16 3/13 07:28:00 16 25h 34m 6h 34m 7.61 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/13 20:08:00 16 3/13 20:20:00 16 0h 12m 12h 40m 6.47 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 11:15:00 16 3/14 11:19:00 16 0h 4m 14h 55m 5.77 ✔ 86
Nulato 3/14 13:48:00 16 3/14 21:48:00 14 8h 0m 2h 29m 8.86 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 02:34:00 14 3/15 02:48:00 14 0h 14m 4h 46m 9.86 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 18:06:00 14 3/15 22:59:00 13 4h 53m 15h 18m 5.56 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 05:42:00 13 3/16 06:55:00 13 1h 13m 6h 43m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 15:18:00 13 3/16 21:11:00 13 5h 53m 8h 23m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 06:10:00 13 3/17 10:31:00 13 4h 21m 8h 59m 5.34 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 19:09:00 13 3/18 03:24:00 13 8h 15m 8h 38m 5.33 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 11:30:00 13 3/18 11:35:00 13 0h 5m 8h 6m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 14:44:25 13 3h 9m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 22