October 16, 2017

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Alan Eischens

Bib Number: 35
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Alan Eischens 58, is a lifelong resident of Alaska. Having been born in Minnesota, he was raised in the Aleutian Islands, growing up in Adak. While living in Adak, that is where he decided that he would pursue a degree in Biology and Anthropology. While attend UAF, he decided to visit St Lawrence Island, and ended up staying there for 10 years.
Alan has a great love for the outdoors and has had several jobs that allow him to do what he likes, from commercial fishing, to construction work. However, his true passion is being with his dogs. This all come to be in 2011 when Alan and his wife Tanjala, started Double E Kennel in Wasilla. Alan has a huge heart for children and together he and Tanjala decided that the kennels platform would be to Bring Awareness to Pediatric Diseases and Disabilities. Whether training or racing all his miles are for the children that have gone on before us, or those that are suffering.
In 2016 and 2017, Alan was able to bring all 16 dogs across the finish line in Nome. Both times when finishing the Iditarod he would say, “the Kids and I did it”!
Alan and Tanjala own and operate Cable17 in Palmer, Ak. He enjoys hunting, camping, fishing and traveling to visit all the grandchildren, along with visiting children that are or have been effected by Pediatric Diseases and/or Disabilities.

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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 12:06:00 16
Nenana 3/06 19:14:00 16 3/07 01:16:00 16 6h 2m 7h 8m 8.41 60
Manley 3/07 17:37:00 16 3/08 01:28:00 16 7h 51m 16h 21m 5.50 90
Tanana 3/08 09:25:00 16 3/08 20:15:00 16 10h 50m 7h 57m 8.30 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 17:13:00 16 3/10 01:56:00 16 8h 43m 20h 58m 5.68 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 08:01:00 16 3/11 10:30:00 16 26h 29m 6h 5m 8.22 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 23:50:00 16 3/12 09:24:00 16 8h 34m 13h 20m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/13 01:45:00 16 3/13 01:50:00 16 0h 5m 16h 21m 5.26 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/13 04:20:00 16 3/13 13:15:00 16 8h 55m 2h 30m 8.80 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 19:56:00 16 3/14 02:00:00 16 6h 4m 6h 41m 7.03 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 21:24:00 16 3/15 18:45:00 16 21h 21m 19h 24m 4.38 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 00:15:00 16 3/16 11:13:00 16 10h 58m 5h 30m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 16:31:00 16 3/16 21:59:00 16 5h 28m 5h 18m 9.43 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 03:54:00 16 3/17 12:49:00 16 8h 55m 5h 55m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 19:10:00 16 3/18 04:14:00 16 9h 4m 6h 21m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 11:09:00 16 3/18 11:09:00 16 0h 0m 6h 55m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 14:39:46 16 3h 30m 6.29 ✔ ✔ 22