February 22, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Jason Mackey

Jason Mackey

Bib Number: 72
Hometown: Nenana, Alaska
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Biography

Jason Mackey, 46, was born in Alaska and raised in the Mat Valley and at Coldfoot. He says he’s been mushing “since I was big enough to hold onto the sled.” His mushing career began when he started running junior races back in 1983. After four Jr. Iditarod’s and four Jr. World Championships, he went into distance mushing. The first Iditarod he remembers was the 1978 Race. “Dad won in 1978.” Jason says, “I grew up with sled dogs. It’s what I know and what I love!” Jason has been a heavy equipment operator for the last 12 years and is currently a superintendent at the Toghothele Native Corporation in Nenana. Jason is married to Lisa and they are the parents of Patrick and Jason. Jason has been a heavy equipment operator for the last twelve years. He says he enjoys kayaking, berry picking and spending time with his family.

Sponsors

Charlie/Lynn Martin, FL
Taylor Fire Protection
GMC Contracting
Alaska Heritage Memorial

Alaska Star Fish Company
Dr. Bob Sept
New Sagaya and City Market

Awards

Musher Choice — Sponsored by Exxon Mobile

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 12:34:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 12:20:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:30:00 16 3/09 21:13:00 16 4h 43m 4h 10m 14.40 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 05:50:00 16 3/10 12:11:00 16 6h 21m 8h 37m 10.44 90
Tanana 3/10 23:52:00 16 3/12 00:16:00 15 24h 24m 11h 41m 5.65 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 18:17:00 15 3/12 22:05:00 14 3h 48m 18h 1m 6.60 ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 05:08:00 14 3/13 13:11:00 14 8h 3m 7h 3m 7.09 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 03:47:00 14 3/14 12:05:00 14 8h 18m 14h 36m 5.62 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 03:40:00 14 3/15 13:02:00 14 9h 22m 15h 35m 5.52 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 15:40:00 14 3/15 16:28:00 12 0h 48m 2h 38m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 22:42:00 12 3/16 11:03:00 12 12h 21m 6h 14m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 03:47:00 12 3/17 14:09:00 11 10h 22m 16h 44m 5.08 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/17 20:44:00 11 3/18 19:28:00 11 22h 44m 6h 35m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 16:56:00 11 3/19 21:48:00 11 4h 52m 21h 28m 2.33 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/20 04:54:00 11 3/20 10:45:00 11 5h 51m 7h 6m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 17:27:00 11 3/21 01:33:00 11 8h 6m 6h 42m 6.87 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 07:56:00 11 3/21 08:07:00 11 0h 11m 6h 23m 8.62 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 10:32:15 11 2h 25m 9.10 ✔ ✔ 22