May 21, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Nicolas Petit

Nicolas Petit

Bib Number: 12
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…”!

Sponsors

Sled Dog Systems
Dr. Carson
Java Haus
Jack Sprats
Bake Shop
Silvertip Bar & Grill
Coast Pizza
Alaska Back Country Access
Wasilla First Care/Lou Packer, M.D.

Jenny Evans
Far from the Matin Crowd
Remington Technology
Great Alaska Tourist Trap
Glacier City Snowmobile Tours
Janssen Funeral Homes
Paris Bakery
Eureka Lodge
Chugach Express

Awards

Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian — Sponsored by Alaska Airlines

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 10:22:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:20:00 16
Nenana 3/09 15:56:00 16 3/09 17:35:00 16 1h 39m 5h 36m 10.71 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 03:01:00 16 3/10 10:28:00 16 7h 27m 9h 26m 9.54 90
Tanana 3/10 18:16:00 16 3/11 02:53:00 16 8h 37m 7h 48m 8.46 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/11 23:10:00 16 3/12 05:45:00 14 6h 35m 20h 17m 5.87 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 12:07:00 14 3/13 14:30:00 14 26h 23m 6h 22m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 00:26:00 14 3/14 10:17:00 14 9h 51m 9h 56m 8.26 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 23:46:00 14 3/15 00:01:00 14 0h 15m 13h 29m 6.38 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 02:19:00 14 3/15 05:58:00 14 3h 39m 2h 18m 9.57 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 09:55:00 14 3/15 17:10:00 14 7h 15m 3h 57m 11.90 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 03:53:00 14 3/16 12:45:00 14 8h 52m 10h 43m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 18:40:00 14 3/16 18:48:00 14 0h 8m 5h 55m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 05:00:00 14 3/17 11:26:00 14 6h 26m 10h 12m 4.90 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 17:54:01 14 3/17 21:42:00 14 3h 47m 6h 28m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 04:24:00 14 3/18 12:27:00 14 8h 3m 6h 42m 6.87 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 18:47:00 14 3/18 18:48:00 14 0h 1m 6h 20m 8.68 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 21:19:20 14 2h 31m 8.74 ✔ ✔ 22