February 25, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 6
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.

Sponsors

Spike and Lindy Fortier
Alaska Rv Discovery Tours
Ground Effect Media
Johnson's Crossing Lodge

Alex Hotel and Suites
Minnie Street Bed and Breakfast
Friends & family


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 10:08:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:08:00 16
Nenana 3/09 15:33:00 16 3/09 16:00:00 16 0h 27m 5h 25m 11.08 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 05:55:00 16 3/10 11:02:00 16 5h 7m 13h 55m 6.47 90
Tanana 3/10 18:40:00 16 3/11 02:42:00 14 8h 2m 7h 38m 8.65 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/11 22:31:00 14 3/12 03:15:00 13 4h 44m 19h 49m 6.01 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 10:13:00 13 3/13 12:42:00 13 26h 29m 6h 58m 7.18 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 03:35:00 13 3/14 04:02:00 13 0h 27m 14h 53m 5.51 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 22:50:00 13 3/14 22:55:00 13 0h 5m 18h 48m 4.57 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 01:20:00 13 3/15 06:11:00 12 4h 51m 2h 25m 9.10 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 13:30:00 12 3/15 15:33:00 12 2h 3m 7h 19m 6.42 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 11:07:00 12 3/16 13:18:00 12 2h 11m 19h 34m 4.34 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 20:10:00 12 3/17 00:27:00 12 4h 17m 6h 52m 5.83 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 09:04:00 12 3/17 14:36:00 12 5h 32m 8h 37m 5.80 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 22:21:00 12 3/18 00:52:00 12 2h 31m 7h 45m 6.19 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 12:32:00 12 3/18 20:32:00 12 8h 0m 11h 40m 3.94 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 04:16:00 12 3/19 04:17:00 12 0h 1m 7h 44m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 07:17:30 12 3h 0m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 22