October 19, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Jason Mackey

Jason Mackey

Bib Number: 64
Hometown: Nenana, Alaska
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Biography

Jason Mackey, 46, was born in Alaska and raised in the Mat Valley and at Coldfoot. He says he’s been mushing “since I was big enough to hold onto the sled.” His mushing career began when he started running junior races back in 1983. After four Jr. Iditarod’s and four Jr. World Championships, he went into distance mushing. The first Iditarod he remembers was the 1978 Race. “Dad won in 1978.” Jason says, “I grew up with sled dogs. It’s what I know and what I love!” Jason has been a heavy equipment operator for the last 12 years and is currently a superintendent at the Toghothele Native Corporation in Nenana. Jason is married to Lisa and they are the parents of Patrick and Jason. Jason has been a heavy equipment operator for the last twelve years. He says he enjoys kayaking, berry picking and spending time with his family.

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Arctic Catering & Support Services
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Taylor Fire Protection
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AK Air Transit


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 13:04:00 16
Nenana 3/06 18:36:00 16 3/06 18:45:00 16 0h 9m 5h 32m 10.84 60
Manley 3/07 09:14:00 16 3/07 12:23:00 16 3h 9m 14h 29m 6.21 90
Tanana 3/07 20:01:00 16 3/08 04:01:00 16 8h 0m 7h 38m 8.65 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 01:04:00 16 3/09 04:41:00 15 3h 37m 21h 3m 5.65 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 11:00:00 15 3/09 17:35:00 15 6h 35m 6h 19m 7.92 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/10 06:33:00 15 3/11 06:51:00 15 24h 18m 12h 58m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/11 22:27:00 15 3/11 22:46:00 12 0h 19m 15h 36m 5.51 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 01:16:00 12 3/12 07:46:00 12 5h 30m 2h 30m 8.80 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 12:17:00 12 3/12 12:23:00 12 0h 6m 4h 31m 10.41 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 04:50:00 12 3/13 10:11:00 11 5h 21m 16h 27m 5.17 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 16:10:00 11 3/13 16:20:00 11 0h 10m 5h 59m 6.69 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 02:55:00 11 3/14 06:35:00 10 3h 40m 10h 35m 4.72 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 13:36:00 10 3/14 14:06:00 10 0h 30m 7h 1m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 00:19:00 10 3/15 08:19:00 9 8h 0m 10h 13m 4.50 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 15:25:00 9 3/15 15:29:00 9 0h 4m 7h 6m 7.75 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 18:19:23 9 2h 50m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 22