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Dennis Kananowicz

Bib Number: 70
Hometown: Tolsona, Alaska


Biography

Dennis moved to Alaska in 1997 and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Alaska has provided him with much opportunity and a lifestyle that affords him to live under his own terms much of the time. A lifestyle many in the lower 48 wouldn’t understand or even consider. Dennis ran the Iditarod in 2004 and finished 29th. Sixteen years later he has decided to run it again. He took a ten-year hiatus while he re-established himself and learned the trade of telephone lineman through the IBEW apprenticeship program. In 2013 he acquired 11 sled dogs from a friend and two leaders from Jason Mackey. It was inevitable that he would enter the Iditarod again. For the past six years Dennis has been building his Outlaw Kennels while breeding dogs and running many races, from small sprints to the Kuskokwim 300. All dogs he plans to run in this year’s race will have been born at Outlaw Kennels and selectively bred. They will all be rookies and Dennis considers himself a rookie all over again.


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 12:31:00 12
BLM 3/13 00:49:00 11 3/13 08:52:00 10 8h 3m 156h 18m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 15:37:00 10 3/14 02:10:00 10 10h 33m 6h 45m 4.59 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 07:50:00 10 3/14 16:20:00 10 8h 30m 5h 40m 3.00 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 20:23:00 10 3/14 20:48:00 9 0h 25m 4h 3m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 14:42:00 9 3/15 21:45:00 9 7h 3m 17h 54m 2.51 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/16 03:31:00 9 3/16 08:43:00 9 5h 12m 5h 46m 5.20 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 15:51:00 9 3/16 22:07:00 8 6h 16m 7h 8m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 04:18:00 8 3/17 09:28:00 8 5h 10m 6h 11m 15.04 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 14:56:00 8 3/17 23:06:00 8 8h 10m 5h 28m 8.78 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/18 06:12:00 8 3/18 06:15:00 8 0h 3m 7h 6m 3.24 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 08:36:00 3/12 09:08:00 11 0h 32m -142h -39m -0.27 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 10:44:00 3/11 17:08:00 12 6h 24m -23h -24m -2.56 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 13:30:00 12 -124h -38m -0.90 112
Galena 3/07 12:16:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 15:20:00 16 3/07 15:26:00 16 0h 6m 3h 4m 16.96 52
Kaltag 3/07 18:19:00 16 16 2h 53m 14.57 42
Unalakleet 3/08 10:04:00 16 3/08 10:21:00 14 0h 17m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 13:52:00 14 3/08 21:35:00 14 7h 43m 3h 31m 11.37 40
Koyuk 3/09 01:33:00 14 3/09 01:55:00 14 0h 22m 3h 58m 14.62 58
Elim 3/09 16:20:00 14 3/09 23:22:00 14 7h 2m 14h 25m 3.33 48
White Mountain 3/10 04:50:00 14 3/11 05:53:00 13 25h 3m 5h 28m 8.41 ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 08:02:00 13 3/11 08:07:00 13 0h 5m 2h 9m 25.58 ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 09:04:38 168h 57m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22