September 28, 2016

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Aliy Zirkle

Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 13
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

Matson
Ruth Ann Nevils, MO
Lynne Davnielson, WA
Tom/Cindy Eckhoff, PA
Macgellan
Howling Dog Alaska
T Rose Vet Service
North Pole Vet Hospital

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

Awards

Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian — Sponsored by Alaska Airlines

2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:24:00 16 3/05 10:24:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:22:00 16
Yentna 3/06 18:35:00 16 3/06 18:36:00 16 0h 1m 4h 13m 9.96 42
Skwentna 3/06 22:11:00 16 3/07 02:05:00 16 3h 54m 3h 35m 8.37 30
Finger Lake 3/07 06:57:00 16 3/07 07:01:00 15 0h 4m 4h 52m 8.22 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 15:28:00 15 3/07 15:34:00 15 0h 6m 8h 27m 3.55 30
Rohn 3/07 19:46:00 15 3/07 20:01:00 15 0h 15m 4h 12m 8.33 35
Nikolai 3/08 09:55:00 15 3/08 14:00:00 15 4h 5m 13h 54m 5.40 75
McGrath 3/08 19:38:00 15 3/08 19:40:00 15 0h 2m 5h 38m 8.52 48
Takotna 3/08 21:59:00 15 3/10 00:25:00 15 26h 26m 2h 19m 7.77 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 02:46:00 15 3/10 02:52:00 15 0h 6m 2h 21m 9.79 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 15:33:00 15 3/10 15:45:00 15 0h 12m 12h 41m 5.76 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 04:24:00 15 3/11 04:32:00 15 0h 8m 12h 39m 5.53 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 10:46:00 15 3/11 18:46:00 15 8h 0m 6h 14m 8.02 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 02:17:00 15 3/12 06:16:00 14 3h 59m 7h 31m 4.92 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 10:44:00 14 3/12 10:53:00 14 0h 9m 4h 28m 10.52 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 01:24:00 14 3/13 06:42:00 13 4h 18m 14h 31m 5.86 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 12:45:00 13 3/13 12:52:00 13 0h 7m 6h 3m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 22:34:00 13 3/14 01:32:00 13 2h 58m 9h 42m 5.15 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 07:57:00 13 3/14 09:24:00 13 1h 27m 6h 25m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 15:45:00 13 3/14 23:51:00 13 8h 6m 6h 21m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 06:41:00 13 3/15 06:45:00 13 0h 4m 6h 50m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 09:42:36 13 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22