April 22, 2017

Musher Details

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Zoya DeNure

Bib Number: 42
Hometown: Delta Junction, Alaska
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Biography

Zoya DeNure, 40, was born and raised in Wisconsin. She spent 12 years in the fashion industry working primarily as a runway & fashion model. In 2002, tired of the pressures and triviality of that lifestyle, she rented a storage unit in Madison, Wisconsin, stacked it with furniture, shoes, dresses, and headed to Alaska with a carry-on and the dream of running, living and breathing sled dogs. Her Siberian husky, Ethan, traveled with her.
Ethan has since passed, but the dream is still alive. Zoya is married to fellow dog driver John Schandelmeier, and now splits her time between homes at Maclaren River and Delta Junction, Alaska. She has two daughters; Jona, eight and Olivia, three. The family operates a rescue/rehab facility for unwanted sled dogs and is striving to focus attention on positive training techniques. Zoya loves the sport of sled dog racing, enjoys time on the trail with her team and is determined to succeed in the Iditarod.
Zoya had some initial success racing sled dogs, finishing her rookie year, but has had several rocky years in her Iditarod quest since. She is determined to turn it around in the 2017 Iditarod and is embarking on an ambitious training regimen with a respectable Iditarod finish in mind.


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 12:20:00 16
Nenana 3/06 18:12:00 16 3/07 00:34:00 16 6h 22m 5h 52m 10.23 60
Manley 3/07 16:11:00 16 3/07 23:56:00 16 7h 45m 15h 37m 5.76 90
Tanana 3/08 07:51:00 16 3/08 18:47:00 15 10h 56m 7h 55m 8.34 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 16:43:00 15 3/10 01:45:00 15 9h 2m 21h 56m 5.43 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 07:34:00 15 3/10 13:35:00 14 6h 1m 5h 49m 8.60 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 05:02:00 14 3/12 07:09:00 14 25h 7m 15h 27m 5.31 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/13 01:46:00 14 3/13 11:30:00 13 9h 44m 18h 37m 4.62 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/13 13:46:00 13 3/13 16:40:00 13 2h 54m 2h 16m 9.71 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 20:42:00 13 3/14 04:44:00 13 8h 2m 4h 2m 11.65 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 21:20:00 13 3/15 06:45:00 13 9h 25m 16h 36m 5.12 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 11:44:00 13 3/15 19:33:00 12 7h 49m 4h 59m 8.03 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 00:58:00 12 3/16 10:15:00 12 9h 17m 5h 25m 9.23 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 15:49:00 12 3/16 22:50:00 12 7h 1m 5h 34m 8.62 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 05:12:00 12 3/17 13:59:00 12 8h 47m 6h 22m 7.23 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 21:06:00 12 3/18 04:40:00 12 7h 34m 7h 7m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 07:24:25 12 2h 44m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 22