March 26, 2017

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Misha Wiljes

Bib Number: 4
Hometown: Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
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Biography

Misha Wiljes, 48, was born and raised in Prague the capital city of the Czech Republic, a beautiful and ancient city in the heart of Europe. After attending trade school in graphic design, she worked as a sign writer, and several years as a painter for movies, TV advertisements and billboards. She has always loved to travel. Her spare time was spent hiking and exploring with her dog and a backpack. While sleeping under the star’s blanket, she developed the desire to explore other country sides. She has traveled extensively in Australia and the Yukon Territory, finally coming to rest in Alaska, making it her permanent home in 2003. Naturalized in 2009, she now holds USA and Czech citizenship. She began mushing in 2000 and learned about it while handling for Charlie Boulding, Vern Halter and Judy Currier. After completing several mid distance races, she completed the 2012 Yukon Quest with dogs from Jim and Bonnie Foster and Leslie Morrison. The Iditarod is her next challenge and it is a goal she has firmly in her mind. Together with her husband, Gerhard, she built WW Kennel in Willow, Alaska, and now lives her dream while running with her own dogs in distance races like the CB 300 and the Northern Lights 300. She has worked for the post office in Willow for the last two years. She says she enjoys fishing, sewing and travel.

Sponsors

ManMat, Czech Republic
Gerhard Wiljes
Friends & Family
Dog sponsors
WW kennel sponsors


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 11:04:00 15
Nenana 3/06 16:19:00 15 3/06 22:15:00 15 5h 56m 5h 15m 11.43 60
Manley 3/07 14:29:00 15 3/07 21:29:00 15 7h 0m 16h 14m 5.54 90
Tanana 3/08 12:10:00 15 3/08 19:36:00 14 7h 26m 14h 41m 4.49 66
Ruby 3/09 18:54:00 14 3/10 03:40:00 14 8h 46m 23h 18m 5.11 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 10:32:00 14 3/11 12:52:00 13 26h 20m 6h 52m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/12 06:40:00 13 3/12 13:37:00 13 6h 57m 16h 48m 4.88 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/13 08:22:00 13 3/13 14:40:00 13 6h 18m 18h 45m 4.59 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/13 17:13:00 13 3/13 17:19:00 13 0h 6m 2h 33m 8.63 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 21:47:00 13 3/14 05:18:00 13 7h 31m 4h 28m 10.52 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 22:19:00 13 3/15 06:35:00 12 8h 16m 17h 1m 5.00 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 13:10:00 12 3/15 19:44:00 12 6h 34m 6h 35m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 01:53:00 12 3/16 08:13:00 12 6h 20m 6h 9m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 14:16:00 12 3/16 19:51:00 12 5h 35m 6h 3m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 02:33:00 12 3/17 10:34:00 12 8h 1m 6h 42m 6.87 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 17:50:00 12 3/17 17:54:00 12 0h 4m 7h 16m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 21:37:20 12 3h 43m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 22