December 18, 2018

Musher Details

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Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 38
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Aliy Zirkle, 49, was born in New Hampshire and was raised in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, St. Louis and Pennsylvania. She graduated with a degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. When she was in her early 20’s, she moved to a small Alaskan town north of the Arctic Circle. During her first winter, she adopted six huskies, built a dog sled and explored the surrounding wilderness with her dog team. The challenges of this first winter taught her many of the skills that she uses today.
This solitary, independent, wilderness lifestyle that Aliy fell in love 25 years ago has now ironically, thrown her into the media spotlight. While she has had many successes in her dog mushing career, she has also had notable disappointments. Aliy finished 2nd place in the Iditarod three times in a row. She is the first, and only, woman to win the Yukon Quest (a 1,000 mile remote mushing adventure race.)
Aliy and her husband, Allen Moore, an Iditarod veteran and Yukon Quest winner, own and operate SP Kennel – a premier sled dog kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska. They strive to be the best they can through complete dedication to their canine teammates and to the sport. They are also committed to the Alaskan community that has given them unwavering support and incredible encouragement through the years. Aliy’s life has revolved around dogs for many years. She says they are the center focus of pretty much all that she and Allen do. She also loves coffee and says grinding and brewing the perfect cup every morning makes her happy!


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 11:21:00 12
BLM 3/12 17:13:00 11 3/13 01:13:00 10 8h 0m 149h 52m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 08:14:00 10 3/13 08:24:00 10 0h 10m 7h 1m 4.42 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 23:20:00 10 3/14 02:25:00 10 3h 5m 14h 56m 1.14 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 07:28:00 10 3/14 12:50:00 10 5h 22m 5h 3m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 02:59:00 10 3/15 08:25:00 8 5h 26m 14h 9m 3.18 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/15 15:02:00 8 3/15 21:30:00 7 6h 28m 6h 37m 4.53 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 09:26:00 7 3/16 15:15:00 7 5h 49m 11h 56m 4.02 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 02:33:00 7 3/17 06:48:00 7 4h 15m 11h 18m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 13:13:00 7 3/17 21:58:00 7 8h 45m 6h 25m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/18 07:05:00 7 3/18 08:53:00 6 1h 48m 9h 7m 2.52 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 23:12:00 3/12 07:33:00 11 8h 21m -154h -41m -0.25 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 05:23:00 3/11 09:35:00 12 4h 12m -27h -10m -2.21 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 12:28:00 12 -118h -7m -0.95 112
Galena 3/07 11:12:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:29:00 16 3/07 15:56:00 16 1h 27m 3h 17m 15.84 52
Kaltag 3/07 18:39:00 16 3/07 18:45:00 16 0h 6m 2h 43m 15.46 42
Unalakleet 3/08 04:38:00 16 3/08 04:45:00 15 0h 7m 9h 53m 9.11 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 13:51:00 15 3/08 13:53:00 14 0h 2m 9h 6m 4.40 40
Koyuk 3/08 18:16:00 14 3/09 00:49:00 13 6h 33m 4h 23m 13.23 58
Elim 3/09 11:22:00 13 3/09 16:34:00 12 5h 12m 10h 33m 4.55 48
White Mountain 3/09 22:40:00 12 3/11 00:26:00 12 25h 46m 6h 6m 7.54 ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 02:33:00 12 3/11 02:35:00 12 0h 2m 2h 7m 25.98 ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 12:04:44 177h 29m 0.12 ✔ ✔ 22