February 19, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Kelly Maixner

Kelly Maixner

Bib Number: 17
Hometown: Big Lake, Alaska
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Biography

Kelly Maixner, 42, was born and raised in North Dakota. After graduating from Montana State University he went to dental school at Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale, where he received his dental degree. Kelly moved to Alaska in 2007 for a pediatric dental residency. Being a man who always seeks out challenges, he immediately set his sights on running the Iditarod. He started Mad Stork Kennel, LLC with two pregnant females and it has grown to around 60. Before Kelly decided to become a pediatric dentist, he was a farmer, a snowboard instructor, a soldier in the National Guard, a bartender, a doughnut-maker, a physical therapy assistant for the Phoenix Suns, a state champion boxer, and a semi-professional football player for the Bozeman Kodiaks. An avid runner and competitor, Kelly has completed multiple marathons and triathlons, including the Silverman competition. He hopes one year to finish the Iditarod, climb Mt. McKinley, and race the Boston Marathon. Every year Kelly takes his professional skills to Haiti to provide dental care for the children of Kobonal Mission. Kelly’s wife, Margaret, found him in 2009 and they were married the following year. They are the parents of Rosemary, 5, and Ven, 4, Birdie, 2, and an infant, Lulu. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the America Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Sponsors

Wee Care Pediatric Dentistry
Mat-Valley Meats


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 10:33:00 16 3/05 10:33:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:30:00 16
Yentna 3/06 19:07:00 16 3/06 19:08:00 16 0h 1m 4h 37m 9.10 42
Skwentna 3/06 22:31:00 16 3/07 01:41:00 16 3h 10m 3h 23m 8.87 30
Finger Lake 3/07 07:05:00 16 3/07 07:10:00 16 0h 5m 5h 24m 7.41 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 14:49:00 16 3/07 14:52:00 16 0h 3m 7h 39m 3.92 30
Rohn 3/07 19:35:00 16 3/08 00:48:00 16 5h 13m 4h 43m 7.42 35
Nikolai 3/08 12:50:00 16 3/08 16:55:00 15 4h 5m 12h 2m 6.23 75
McGrath 3/08 23:04:00 15 3/09 04:42:00 15 5h 38m 6h 9m 7.80 48
Takotna 3/09 07:08:00 15 3/09 07:09:00 15 0h 1m 2h 26m 7.40 18
Ophir 3/09 09:51:00 15 3/09 09:59:00 15 0h 8m 2h 42m 8.52 23
Cripple 3/09 21:34:00 15 3/10 23:54:00 15 26h 20m 11h 35m 6.30 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 12:27:00 15 3/11 16:55:00 13 4h 28m 12h 33m 5.58 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 23:00:00 13 3/12 02:19:00 13 3h 19m 6h 5m 8.22 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 09:31:00 13 3/12 17:31:00 12 8h 0m 7h 12m 5.14 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 21:57:00 12 3/12 22:07:00 11 0h 10m 4h 26m 10.60 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 12:47:00 11 3/13 16:53:00 11 4h 6m 13h 40m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 22:52:00 11 3/14 02:48:00 10 3h 56m 5h 59m 6.69 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 09:51:00 10 3/14 15:44:00 9 5h 53m 7h 3m 7.09 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 22:01:00 9 3/14 22:05:00 9 0h 4m 6h 17m 7.64 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 06:26:00 9 3/15 14:28:00 7 8h 2m 8h 21m 5.51 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 20:53:00 7 3/15 20:54:00 7 0h 1m 6h 25m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 23:38:18 7 2h 44m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 22