December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Martin Koenig

Martin Koenig

Bib Number: 96
Hometown: Seeley Lake, MT


Biography

Martin Koenig, 64, was born and raised in Switzerland. He moved to the United States in 1973 and became a US citizen in 1978. He settled in Montana in 1980 after arriving on horseback from Colorado. He has been a self-employed machinist for 45 years. He says, “I traded horses for sled dogs in 1992 and started sprint racing.” He moved on to stage, mid-distance and distance racing. “I quit the race circuit two years ago and turned into a recreational musher. I don’t miss the race scene but I do miss traveling with the dogs and running new trails. I decided it was time for another trip to Alaska and to take the dogs to Nome. I have 28 dogs in my kennel, and 20 are in training for Iditarod. They are all rookies except one. Should be interesting. I do like a good challenge.” Martin is a member of the Montana Mountain Mushers and when asked about hobbies, he says, “no time for anything else.”


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 13:29:00 12
Willow 3/02 17:08:00 16
Yentna 3/02 21:21:00 16 3/02 21:30:00 16 0h 9m 4h 13m 9.96 42
Skwentna 3/03 01:05:00 16 3/03 09:34:00 15 8h 29m 3h 35m 9.49 34
Finger Lake 3/03 16:53:00 15 3/04 05:39:00 14 12h 46m 7h 19m 6.15 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 09:47:00 14 3/04 16:07:00 14 6h 20m 4h 8m 7.26 30
Rohn 3/04 22:16:00 14 3/05 05:30:00 14 7h 14m 6h 9m 7.80 48
Nikolai 3/05 23:56:00 14 3/07 00:30:00 13 24h 34m 18h 26m 4.07 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/07 06:30:00 13 3/07 06:42:00 13 0h 12m 6h 0m 9.00 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/07 09:25:00 13 3/07 20:51:00 13 11h 26m 2h 43m 6.63 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 22:48:00 13 3/08 09:55:00 13 11h 7m 1h 57m 12.82 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/08 20:41:00 13 3/09 13:00:00 12 15h 19m 10h 46m 5.48 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/10 00:45:00 12 3/10 09:37:00 12 8h 52m 11h 45m 9.53 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 16:12:00 12 3/11 05:24:00 10 13h 12m 6h 35m 7.90 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 11:52:00 10 3/11 17:00:00 10 5h 8m 6h 28m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 21:35:00 10 3/12 09:05:00 10 11h 30m 4h 35m 9.16 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 19:56:00 10 3/13 22:24:00 10 26h 28m 10h 51m 8.29 ✔ ✔ 90
Koyuk 3/14 11:56:00 10 3/14 23:18:00 9 11h 22m 13h 32m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 90
Elim 3/15 07:25:00 9 3/15 18:05:00 8 10h 40m 8h 7m 5.91 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 02:53:00 8 3/16 18:08:00 8 15h 15m 8h 48m 5.23 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 02:15:00 8 3/17 03:03:00 8 0h 48m 8h 7m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 07:10:53 8 4h 7m 5.34 ✔ ✔ 22