December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Lance Mackey

Lance Mackey

Bib Number: 6
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Alaska born and raised, Lance Mackey, 48, grew up with dogs and Iditarod. He started his current kennel in Kasilof, Alaska, in 1999 and entered his first Iditarod in 2001, finishing 36th. He spent all of 2002 and 2003 recovering from stage four throat cancer, and returned to Iditarod in 2004 where he traveled the entire trail with his younger brother and two puppy teams. In 2005, he entered both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod, racing both form 2005 – 2009, and winning each four years in a row (and winning both back to back in 2007 and 2008.) Since 2011, he says, “My race record has been and not much fun; my last Iditarod was in 2016. It ended in Galena, and I haven’t been the same since. So for me, 2019 is about having fun, enjoying the checkpoints and the people of our state and its sport, about my dogs, fans, sponsors, friends and my family. More than anything, I’m doing the 2019 Iditarod ‘because I can!’” Lance is a member of Mush with PRIDE, North Pole Speedway and Alaska Race Way Park. He says his hobbies are car racing, fishing, and anything outside. He is the father of three: one adult daughter, Alana, Atigun 2 ½ and Lozen, 5 months.

Sponsors

Red Paw Dog Food
Ophir Gold Supplements
Salmatto FF Seafoods

Awards

First to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium Alaskan Hotel
Race Champion
Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by PenAir
Winner's Purse — Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Winner's Truck — Sponsored by Anchorage Chrysler Dodge

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 10:11:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:08:00 16
Yentna 3/02 17:45:00 16 3/02 17:50:00 16 0h 5m 3h 37m 11.61 42
Skwentna 3/02 20:54:00 16 16 3h 4m 11.09 34
Finger Lake 3/03 06:50:00 16 3/03 06:56:00 16 0h 6m 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 15:42:00 16 3/03 15:48:00 16 0h 6m 8h 46m 3.42 30
Rohn 3/03 20:24:00 16 3/03 20:36:00 15 0h 12m 4h 36m 10.43 48
Nikolai 3/04 11:36:00 15 3/04 16:17:00 15 4h 41m 15h 0m 5.00 75
McGrath 3/04 22:46:00 15 3/04 23:01:00 15 0h 15m 6h 29m 8.33 54
Takotna 3/05 01:57:00 15 3/06 05:00:00 15 27h 3m 2h 56m 6.14 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 07:16:00 15 3/06 07:20:00 15 0h 4m 2h 16m 11.03 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/06 20:55:00 15 3/06 21:05:00 14 0h 10m 13h 35m 4.34 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 07:32:00 14 3/07 15:32:00 14 8h 0m 10h 27m 10.72 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/07 22:38:00 14 3/07 22:45:00 14 0h 7m 7h 6m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 09:40:00 14 3/08 14:49:00 14 5h 9m 10h 55m 4.76 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/08 21:29:00 14 3/08 21:36:00 14 0h 7m 6h 40m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/09 15:32:00 14 3/09 18:17:00 12 2h 45m 16h 56m 5.31 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 01:14:00 12 3/10 05:57:00 12 4h 43m 6h 57m 6.04 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 13:19:00 12 3/10 17:41:00 12 4h 22m 7h 22m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 00:47:00 12 3/11 02:20:00 11 1h 33m 7h 6m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 08:53:00 11 3/11 16:53:00 11 8h 0m 6h 33m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 23:44:00 11 3/11 23:45:00 11 0h 1m 6h 51m 8.03 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 02:46:48 11 3h 1m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 22