December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson

Bib Number: 23
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska


Biography

Robert Nelson, 43, was born and raised in Kotzebue. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Economics and Political Science. “My kennel is located some 20 miles outside of Kotzebue, a place called Fish Creek. I train with my dad, Louie, as well as with Ed Iten and John Baker, who also have their cabins nearby. I think the area in which we train is heaven on earth, plus I get to spend a lot of time with Louie. He’s an incredible person. He’s the reason I got involved with running dogs. If you’re ever in the area, stop by. There’s no shortage of coffee and conversation at our camp.” For the last four years, Robert has worked in construction. He says that his hobbies are music, reading and biking.


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 10:48:00 12
Willow 3/08 14:42:00 16
Yentna 3/08 18:37:00 16 3/08 18:43:00 16 0h 6m 3h 55m 16.85 66
Skwentna 3/08 22:00:00 16 3/09 04:14:00 16 6h 14m 3h 17m 10.36 34
Finger Lake 3/09 11:43:00 16 3/09 11:49:00 16 0h 6m 7h 29m 6.01 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 23:11:00 16 3/09 23:15:00 16 0h 4m 11h 22m 2.64 30
Rohn 3/10 04:27:00 16 3/10 12:02:00 15 7h 35m 5h 12m 9.23 48
Nikolai 3/11 01:13:00 15 3/11 10:30:00 14 9h 17m 13h 11m 5.69 75
McGrath 3/11 17:25:00 14 3/12 19:01:00 13 25h 36m 6h 55m 7.81 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/12 21:44:00 13 3/12 21:47:00 13 0h 3m 2h 43m 6.63 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/13 00:55:00 13 3/13 05:17:00 13 4h 22m 3h 8m 7.98 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 18:15:00 13 3/14 02:38:00 12 8h 23m 12h 58m 6.94 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 11:05:00 12 3/14 18:25:00 12 7h 20m 8h 27m 7.69 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 22:52:00 12 3/14 23:07:00 12 0h 15m 4h 27m 5.62 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/15 01:55:00 12 3/15 12:32:00 12 10h 37m 2h 48m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 23:05:00 12 3/16 12:09:00 12 13h 4m 10h 33m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/16 23:25:00 12 3/17 08:41:00 12 9h 16m 11h 16m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/17 20:48:00 12 3/18 03:16:00 12 6h 28m 12h 7m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 09:25:00 12 3/18 12:38:00 12 3h 13m 6h 9m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 18:56:00 12 3/19 00:08:00 12 5h 12m 6h 18m 9.21 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 07:03:00 12 3/19 10:23:00 12 3h 20m 6h 55m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 17:32:00 12 3/20 01:32:00 12 8h 0m 7h 9m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 08:57:00 12 3/20 09:05:00 12 0h 8m 7h 25m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 12:15:41 12 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22