May 20, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Christian Turner

Christian Turner

Bib Number: 73
Hometown: Karratha, WA, AUSTRALIA


Biography

Christian Turner, 26, was born and raised in Dorrigo, Australia, where it never snowed. He began mushing in 2008. He says, “I have thought about the Iditarod since the first day I stood on the runners in Banff National Park.” One of only a handful of Australians who know what dog sled racing is, let alone one that competed in Alaska, Christian has spent the last six years between the hemispheres. He works for the winter in Australia, than travels to Canada or Alaska to train dogs and compete. Christian has helped Dallas Seavey with his training for the last few years. In 2014, he ran the Seavey puppy team and came in 38th. This year he wants to improve on his placement and show the rest of the world what “Aussies can do.” Christian is currently living in Western Australia and working in the mining industry. He says his hobbies are surfing, travel, and dry land mushing.

Sponsors

David Reid Homes-Northern Rivers and Gold Coast/Sarah Turner & Aren Carter
Custom Software Lab and Blackwolf Interactive
ManMat Sled Dog Equipment
WASSA - Western Australian Sled Sports Association
H & B Renovations


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 12:36:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 12:22:00 16
Nenana 3/09 22:30:00 16 3/09 22:36:00 16 0h 6m 10h 8m 5.92 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 12:58:00 16 3/10 17:14:00 15 4h 16m 14h 22m 6.26 90
Tanana 3/11 05:54:00 15 3/11 06:50:00 15 0h 56m 12h 40m 5.21 66
Ruby 3/12 05:12:00 15 3/12 10:27:00 15 5h 15m 22h 22m 5.32 119
Galena 3/12 16:54:00 15 3/13 17:06:00 14 24h 12m 6h 27m 7.75 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 07:37:00 14 3/14 13:05:00 13 5h 28m 14h 31m 5.65 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 04:28:00 13 3/15 08:02:00 13 3h 34m 15h 23m 5.59 ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 10:23:00 13 3/15 10:28:00 13 0h 5m 2h 21m 9.36 ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 15:25:00 13 3/15 23:25:00 12 8h 0m 4h 57m 9.49 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 13:30:00 12 3/16 13:40:00 12 0h 10m 14h 5m 6.04 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 23:08:00 12 3/17 03:24:00 12 4h 16m 9h 28m 4.23 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 10:17:00 12 3/17 14:29:00 11 4h 12m 6h 53m 7.26 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 21:21:00 11 3/18 00:59:00 11 3h 38m 6h 52m 6.99 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 08:13:00 11 3/18 16:15:00 11 8h 2m 7h 14m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 23:06:00 11 3/18 23:07:00 11 0h 1m 6h 51m 8.03 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 02:05:02 11 2h 58m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 22