August 17, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Nicolas Petit

Nicolas Petit

Bib Number: 46
Hometown: Girdwood, Alaska
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Biography

Nicolas Petit, 38, grew up in Normandy and always loved animals. He moved to New Mexico in 1992, where he finished high school and then to Alaska because he “loved snow.” 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 in 2017 and again in 2018 and was the second musher to finish the race in 2018. Nic lists his hobbies as snow, dogs and travel!

Awards

Fastest Time Safety to Nome — Sponsored by NKC
First Fish — Sponsored by Bristol Bay
First to the Yukon — Sponsored by Lakefront

2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 15:28:00 16
Yentna 3/04 19:17:00 16 3/04 19:40:00 16 0h 23m 3h 49m 11.00 42
Skwentna 3/04 22:45:00 16 3/04 23:13:00 16 0h 28m 3h 5m 9.73 30
Finger Lake 3/05 03:56:00 16 3/05 07:38:00 16 3h 42m 4h 43m 8.48 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 10:55:00 16 3/05 15:10:00 16 4h 15m 3h 17m 9.14 30
Rohn 3/05 19:04:00 16 3/05 23:29:00 16 4h 25m 3h 54m 8.97 35
Nikolai 3/06 08:25:00 16 3/06 13:21:00 15 4h 56m 8h 56m 8.40 75
McGrath 3/06 20:37:00 15 3/07 21:21:00 14 24h 44m 7h 16m 6.61 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/07 23:28:00 14 3/07 23:31:00 14 0h 3m 2h 7m 8.50 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 02:06:00 14 3/08 02:13:00 14 0h 7m 2h 35m 8.90 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 14:28:00 14 3/08 19:02:00 14 4h 34m 12h 15m 6.53 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 02:02:00 14 3/09 02:12:00 14 0h 10m 7h 0m 7.86 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 05:21:00 14 3/09 13:21:00 14 8h 0m 3h 9m 7.94 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 16:11:00 14 3/09 16:48:00 14 0h 37m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/10 19:45:00 14 3/11 01:43:00 13 5h 58m 26h 57m 4.53 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/11 13:40:00 13 3/11 18:55:00 12 5h 15m 10h 57m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 00:35:00 12 3/12 01:09:00 11 0h 34m 5h 40m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 14:10:00 11 3/12 18:13:00 11 4h 3m 13h 1m 3.84 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 01:44:00 11 3/13 04:05:00 11 2h 21m 7h 31m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 11:22:00 11 3/13 19:34:00 10 8h 12m 7h 17m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 03:05:00 10 3/14 03:06:00 10 0h 1m 7h 31m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 05:15:03 10 2h 9m 10.23 ✔ ✔ 22