July 22, 2017

Musher Details

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Nicolas Petit

Bib Number: 24
Hometown: Girdwood, Alaska
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Biography

Nicolas Petit, 36, grew up in Normandy and always loved animals. He moved to Alaska in 1992 because he “loved sow.” He adopted “Ugly”, a gorgeous Alaskan Mutt, put a harness on him and the adventure began. He traveled all over the state and began racing while working for Jim Lanier. “In 2011, Jim’s hip gave him trouble, so I took his wonderful white dogs to Nome.” He also lived in Girdwood, Alaska, and worked for Dario Daniels, whose training techniques live on through Nic’s calm mushing demeanor. During the last six years, he has run dogs from Raymie Redington and bred a female to his favorite Redington dogs and created a magnificent group of athletes that have proven that they have what it takes to win the Iditarod and any other race out there. He won the Fastest Time from Safety to Nome award last year and was third to finish the race. He says, “The future looks bright for my dog team.” Nic’s partner is Emily Maxwell, who will be a rookie in this year’s Iditarod. Nic lists his hobbies as “just dogs…”!

Awards

Fastest Time from Safety to Nome — Sponsored by Nome Kennel Club
First Musher to the Yukon — Sponsored by The Lakefront Anchorage
First Musher to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium

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 11:44:00 16
Nenana 3/06 17:08:00 16 3/06 17:42:00 16 0h 34m 5h 24m 11.11 60
Manley 3/07 07:24:00 16 3/07 11:46:00 16 4h 22m 13h 42m 6.57 90
Tanana 3/07 18:44:00 16 3/08 01:40:00 16 6h 56m 6h 58m 9.47 66
Ruby 3/08 21:06:00 16 3/09 01:59:00 16 4h 53m 19h 26m 6.12 119
Galena 3/09 07:25:00 16 3/09 15:26:00 16 8h 1m 5h 26m 9.20 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/10 02:07:00 16 3/11 03:50:00 16 25h 43m 10h 41m 7.68 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/11 15:11:00 16 3/11 20:01:00 15 4h 50m 11h 21m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/11 22:06:00 15 3/11 22:12:00 15 0h 6m 2h 5m 10.56 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 01:55:00 15 3/12 06:35:00 15 3h 40m 3h 43m 12.65 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 16:08:00 15 3/12 21:11:00 13 5h 3m 9h 33m 8.90 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 02:38:00 13 3/13 02:48:00 13 0h 10m 5h 27m 7.34 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 09:01:00 13 3/13 11:56:00 13 2h 55m 6h 13m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 18:18:00 13 3/13 19:54:00 13 1h 36m 6h 22m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 01:48:00 13 3/14 09:48:00 13 8h 0m 5h 54m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 16:01:00 13 3/14 16:02:00 13 0h 1m 6h 13m 8.85 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 18:29:13 13 2h 27m 8.98 ✔ ✔ 22