June 29, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 9
Hometown: Tagish, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Michelle Phillips, 47, was born and raised in Whitehorse, YT. “After traveling the world for 10 years, I decided to settle down in a small cabin in the Yukon Bush. After living for a few years in the Southern Lakes region of the Yukon, I met my partner, Ed Hopkins. Ed introduced the sport of dog mushing to me and I immediately fell in love with the sport. Growing up in a very athletic family and training for many years as a figure skater, I enjoyed challenging myself and working with such an elite and talented group of athletes. After running my first Yukon Quest, I was hooked on long distance mushing and I’ve been doing it since. I love traveling with my team of dogs and spending time with my best friends.” She and Ed own and operate Tagish Lake Kennel. Michelle has run six Yukon Quest races (best finish 4th and Vet’s Choice award in 2009.) For the past 17 years, when not racing professionally, Ed and Michelle, with their son Keegan, 15, (and up to 90 Alaskan huskies) have provided visitors with sled dog adventures of 30 minutes to seven days throughout the year.

Sponsors

Fujitsu
Alaska RV Discovery
Carstar
Southern Lakes Resort
Johnson's Crossing Lodge

Intuition Liners
Friends
Dog Sponsors
Family

Awards

Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial — Sponsored by Northern Air Cargo

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 11:14:00 16
Nenana 3/06 16:25:00 16 3/06 19:54:00 16 3h 29m 5h 11m 11.58 60
Manley 3/07 09:10:00 16 3/07 09:30:00 16 0h 20m 13h 16m 6.78 90
Tanana 3/07 21:22:00 16 3/08 02:24:00 16 5h 2m 11h 52m 5.56 66
Ruby 3/08 22:47:00 16 3/09 06:50:00 15 8h 3m 20h 23m 5.84 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 12:25:00 15 3/09 12:43:00 14 0h 18m 5h 35m 8.96 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/10 04:44:00 14 3/11 06:52:00 14 26h 8m 16h 1m 5.12 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/11 22:22:00 14 3/12 03:24:00 14 4h 2m 15h 30m 5.55 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 05:38:00 14 3/12 05:50:00 14 0h 12m 2h 14m 9.85 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 09:59:00 14 3/12 15:22:00 14 5h 23m 4h 9m 11.33 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 06:15:00 14 3/13 06:20:00 13 0h 5m 14h 53m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 12:02:00 13 3/13 15:52:00 13 3h 50m 5h 42m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 22:05:00 13 3/14 02:00:00 13 3h 55m 6h 13m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 08:23:00 13 3/14 10:23:00 13 2h 0m 6h 23m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 20:02:00 13 3/15 04:02:00 12 8h 0m 9h 39m 4.77 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 10:54:00 12 3/15 10:55:00 12 0h 1m 6h 52m 8.01 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 14:02:45 12 3h 7m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 22