December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Sue Morgan

Sue Morgan

Bib Number: 72
Hometown: Richmond, UT


Biography

Sue Morgan, 58, is a native of Chicago who has spent a number of years alternating between residency in Alaska and Utah. After moving to Alaska from Illinois, she departed to attend Utah State University, where she received her BS and later her MS. Following graduation, she got a great job at USU and stayed. Alaska was a place she called home and one that was always in her thoughts. She returned to Alaska as a geologist in 1990 to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks to do graduate work and field study in the Brooks Range where she spent six summers in what she describes as "a magical place." "Ten years ago I took a beautiful malamute that needed a home and thought I would skijor with him. Got a second malamute mix that also needed a home. Turned out neither wanted to pull so after a few years of not going anywhere, I decided to try ‘real' sled dogs and bought three (3) from a racing kennel in Alaska – I was hooked! My kennel grew and grew. I ran distance races and thoughts of running the Iditarod started dancing in my head. It was a dream that became reality in 2006, Unfortunately, I scratched and thought my distance sledding might be over until this spring. The dream of going to Nome with my dogs gripped me again and didn't let go, so we are back on the trail." Sue is currently a geology professor at USU. She is married to John Martin and says she enjoys hiking, gardening, camping and cooking.

Sponsors

Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread, UT;
Dog Booties.com, MN;
Laura Wurth & Jim Placa, UT;

Tovi Santiago, WY;
Friends of Spirit Moon Kennel;
Cherry Creek Dental, UT;


2008 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 12:36:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:20:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:09:00 16 3/03 00:31:00 16 4h 22m 3h 49m 11.00 42
Skwentna 3/03 03:25:00 16 3/03 10:45:00 16 7h 20m 2h 54m 11.72 34
Finger Lake 3/03 15:58:00 16 3/04 02:20:00 16 10h 22m 5h 13m 8.63 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 06:23:00 16 3/04 15:45:00 16 9h 22m 4h 3m 7.41 30
Rohn 3/04 21:23:00 16 3/05 09:55:00 16 12h 32m 5h 38m 8.52 48
Nikolai 3/05 20:00:00 16 3/06 08:50:00 16 12h 50m 10h 5m 7.44 75
McGrath 3/06 15:12:00 16 3/07 16:07:00 13 24h 55m 6h 22m 8.48 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/07 18:14:00 13 3/07 18:26:00 13 0h 12m 2h 7m 8.50 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 20:25:00 13 3/08 08:20:00 13 11h 55m 1h 59m 12.61 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/08 21:45:00 13 3/09 12:10:00 13 13h 25m 13h 25m 4.40 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/10 00:53:00 13 3/10 11:06:00 13 10h 13m 12h 43m 8.81 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 16:32:00 13 3/11 05:51:00 13 13h 19m 5h 26m 9.57 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 12:00:00 13 3/11 19:30:00 13 7h 30m 6h 9m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 00:07:00 13 3/12 09:05:00 13 8h 58m 4h 37m 9.10 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 01:06:00 13 3/13 12:18:00 13 11h 12m 16h 1m 5.62 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 17:40:00 13 3/14 02:33:00 11 8h 53m 5h 22m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 08:52:00 11 3/14 17:42:00 10 8h 50m 6h 19m 7.60 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 23:51:00 10 3/15 11:27:00 10 11h 36m 6h 9m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 18:42:00 10 3/16 05:27:00 10 10h 45m 7h 15m 6.34 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 12:24:00 10 3/16 12:28:00 10 0h 4m 6h 57m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:31:30 10 3h 3m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 22