April 22, 2017

Musher Details

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Hugh Neff

Bib Number: 50
Hometown: Tok, Alaska
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Biography

Hugh Neff, 49, was born in Tennessee. He grew up in Evanston, Illinois and attended Loyola Academy and the University of Illinois. Before moving to Alaska in 1995, Hugh worked as a professional golf caddy in Evanston, Illinois. Since moving to Alaska, he lived in numerous Interior Athabaskan villages and moved to Tok in 2010. He began mushing in 1995 and after reading Iditarod Classics by Lew Freedman, he became interested in running the Iditarod. Hugh has competed in twenty-eight 1,000 mile races since 2000, 16 Yukon Quests and 12 Iditarod’s. He won the Yukon Quest in 2012. He lists his occupation as dog musher. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tok Dog Musher and says he enjoys back packing, canoeing and travel. Hugh says, “I am one of the luckiest Alaskans ever. It’s been a difficult journey, but the beauty of the dogs and the majesty of Alaska’s landscape make it well worth the effort. We love doing the Iditarod each year, visiting with friends along the way is always a highlight of the experience, especially our Native friends. After all, it’s their dogs that I am blessed to play with every day! Whether they be from Tanana, Huslia or Kotzebue – Alaskan Huskies are #1’s!”

Sponsors

GBA Corona, TX
Petro Marine
40 Mile Air
Golden Bear Hotel
Ivory Jacks


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 12:36:00 15
Nenana 3/06 18:16:00 15 3/06 21:48:00 15 3h 32m 5h 40m 10.59 60
Manley 3/07 10:04:00 15 3/07 10:28:00 15 0h 24m 12h 16m 7.34 90
Tanana 3/07 21:55:00 15 3/08 06:07:00 14 8h 12m 11h 27m 5.76 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 02:42:00 14 3/09 02:42:00 14 0h 0m 20h 35m 5.78 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 13:19:00 14 3/09 18:54:00 14 5h 35m 10h 37m 4.71 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/10 09:35:00 14 3/11 10:21:00 12 24h 46m 14h 41m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 03:29:00 12 3/12 07:39:00 11 4h 10m 16h 8m 5.33 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 10:03:00 11 3/12 10:04:00 11 0h 1m 2h 24m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 14:35:00 11 3/12 19:39:00 10 5h 4m 4h 31m 10.41 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 08:08:00 10 3/13 12:14:00 10 4h 6m 12h 29m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 18:43:00 10 3/13 21:30:00 10 2h 47m 6h 29m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 05:08:00 10 3/14 08:49:00 10 3h 41m 7h 38m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 16:21:00 10 3/14 18:45:00 10 2h 24m 7h 32m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 03:52:00 10 3/15 11:52:00 10 8h 0m 9h 7m 5.05 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 19:55:00 10 3/15 19:56:00 10 0h 1m 8h 3m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 23:40:07 10 3h 44m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 22