December 10, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Al Hardman

Al Hardman

Bib Number: 32
Hometown: Ludington, MI
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Biography

Al Hardman, 65, as born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, where he grew up with a great love of the outdoors. He received a degree in civil engineering in 1966 and in 1979 developed Hardman Construction, Inc., a heavy construction company. Currently retired as CEO of Hardman Construction in Ludington, Michigan, he started mushing in 1990 with his two pet Samoyeds. He entered his first mid-distance race in January 1993, and he and his wife traveled to Alaska that same year to watch the beginning of the Iditarod.  That was the beginning of his addiction to the sport of sled dog racing. After setting up Alcan Kennels with carefully selected Alaskan Huskies, he ran his first Iditarod in 1997, saying, "That race was the best adventure I have ever undertaken. The thrill and challenge of the race made such a lasting impression that he ran and completed the Iditarod again in 2000 and 2002. In 2002, Al and fellow Iditarod musher, Lloyd Gilbertson, established the Seney 300, a 300+ mile/five day Iditarod Qualifier and training run, held in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Their goal is to teach rookie and recreational mushers how to camp and run the 300-mile distance safely and without assistance. He is a member of the Lions Club, and the Mason County Foundation. Al says he enjoys hunting and fishing. He and his wife are the parents of five grown children: Kim, Karen, Jennifer, Tim, and Ted.


2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 11:08:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 14:39:00 12 3h 31m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 11:08:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 12:20:00 16 3/03 12:22:00 16 0h 2m 1h 12m 11.67 14
Yentna Station 3/03 17:56:00 16 3/03 21:03:00 16 3h 7m 5h 34m 9.34 52
Skwentna 3/03 23:49:00 16 3/04 06:50:00 16 7h 1m 2h 46m 12.29 34
Finger Lake 3/04 11:23:00 16 3/04 11:24:00 16 0h 1m 4h 33m 9.89 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 15:17:00 16 3/04 21:55:00 16 6h 38m 3h 53m 7.73 30
Rohn 3/05 01:52:00 16 3/05 09:47:00 16 7h 55m 3h 57m 12.15 48
Nikolai 3/05 19:42:00 16 3/06 03:50:00 16 8h 8m 9h 55m 9.38 93
McGrath 3/06 08:35:00 16 3/06 08:37:00 16 0h 2m 4h 45m 10.11 48
Takotna 3/06 11:00:00 16 3/07 12:12:00 16 25h 12m 2h 23m 9.65 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 14:33:00 16 3/07 14:47:00 15 0h 14m 2h 21m 16.17 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/08 04:11:00 15 3/08 10:15:00 14 6h 4m 13h 24m 4.48 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/08 19:55:00 14 3/09 04:40:00 14 8h 45m 9h 40m 11.59 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 10:32:00 14 3/09 17:03:00 14 6h 31m 5h 52m 8.86 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 22:45:00 14 3/10 05:30:00 14 6h 45m 5h 42m 9.12 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 09:40:00 14 3/10 10:02:00 14 0h 22m 4h 10m 10.08 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 02:00:00 14 3/11 08:26:00 14 6h 26m 15h 58m 5.64 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 14:00:00 14 3/11 19:43:00 12 5h 43m 5h 34m 7.19 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 01:28:00 12 3/12 06:41:00 12 5h 13m 5h 45m 10.09 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/12 12:02:00 12 3/12 15:04:00 12 3h 2m 5h 21m 8.97 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 20:36:00 12 3/13 06:18:00 12 9h 42m 5h 32m 8.31 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 11:47:00 12 3/13 11:50:00 12 0h 3m 5h 29m 10.03 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 14:20:30 12 2h 30m 8.80 ✔ ✔ 22