December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Russell Bybee

Russell Bybee

Bib Number: 61
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Russ Bybee, 38, was born in Minnesota. He worked as a welder in construction in Minnesota and spent a summer with Bob Sommers, working as his handler. After that he moved to Alaska with Earl and Natalie Norris.

Since coming to Alaska, he has worked at Underdog Feeds, on an oil rig, and as a welder for the Alaska Railroad. He currently works for APC as a drilling support roustabout.

He started mushing in 1994 and after watching races in Minnesota began to think about someday running the Iditarod.

Russ is married to Jill Veloske. He says his hobbies are hunting and fishing.

Awards

Red Lantern

2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 12:12:00 6
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 13:20:00 6 1h 8m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:58:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 17:49:00 16 3/03 22:10:00 16 4h 21m 5h 51m 8.89 52
Nulato 3/04 14:17:00 16 3/04 21:42:00 15 7h 25m 16h 7m 3.23 52
Kaltag 1 3/05 06:42:00 15 3/05 20:02:00 15 13h 20m 9h 0m 4.67 42
Eagle Island 1 3/07 13:17:00 15 3/08 16:30:00 12 27h 13m 41h 15m 1.70 ✔ 70
Grayling 1 3/08 22:47:00 12 3/09 07:45:00 12 8h 58m 6h 17m 9.55 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/09 14:30:00 12 3/09 20:20:00 12 5h 50m 6h 45m 2.67 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/10 00:26:00 12 3/10 09:48:00 11 9h 22m 4h 6m 4.39 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/10 22:52:00 11 3/11 08:10:00 11 9h 18m 13h 4m 4.59 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/11 21:08:00 11 3/12 06:10:00 11 9h 2m 12h 58m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/12 08:40:00 11 3/12 08:45:00 11 0h 5m 2h 30m 36.00 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 11:23:00 11 3/12 16:20:00 11 4h 57m 2h 38m 15.95 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/13 01:42:00 11 3/13 14:00:00 11 12h 18m 9h 22m 5.12 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 04:02:00 11 3/14 12:05:00 11 8h 3m 14h 2m 3.42 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 09:30:00 11 3/15 16:07:00 11 6h 37m 21h 25m 2.15 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 22:20:00 11 3/16 08:13:00 11 9h 53m 6h 13m 8.85 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:10:00 11 3/16 20:36:00 11 5h 26m 6h 57m 3.17 ✔ ✔ 22