December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Lance Mackey

Lance Mackey

Bib Number: 47
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

Redpaw Feeds
Canada Goose
Big G Electric
Alaska Medical Center
GCI
Purely Alaskan Water
Red Roof Inn
Marriott
Daily's Web Design
NEO's
The Black Dog
Simard Automotive

Jan & Walt Tremer
CB Sleds
Food & Refrigeration Equipment
Taiga
Copper Center Red Spud Company
FogTech
Earl Hughs
Bear Klaw Hooks
Ophir Gold Products
Big Street Construction
Advance Pain Center of Alaska

Awards

First to the Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo
First to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium Alaskan Hotel
Dorothy G. Page Halfway — Sponsored by GCI
Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian — Sponsored by Alaska Airlines
Race Champion

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 11:41:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:30:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:25:00 16 3/08 19:29:00 16 0h 4m 3h 55m 16.85 66
Skwentna 3/08 22:27:00 16 3/09 02:53:00 16 4h 26m 2h 58m 11.46 34
Finger Lake 3/09 07:56:00 16 3/09 07:58:00 16 0h 2m 5h 3m 8.91 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 11:34:00 16 3/09 17:34:00 16 6h 0m 3h 36m 8.33 30
Rohn 3/09 21:58:00 16 3/09 22:10:00 16 0h 12m 4h 24m 10.91 48
Nikolai 3/10 13:50:00 16 3/10 18:48:00 16 4h 58m 15h 40m 4.79 75
McGrath 3/11 01:15:00 16 3/11 01:19:00 16 0h 4m 6h 27m 8.37 54
Takotna 3/11 04:00:00 16 3/12 04:46:00 16 24h 46m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 07:24:00 16 3/12 07:24:00 16 0h 0m 2h 38m 9.49 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 17:20:00 16 3/12 23:43:00 16 6h 23m 9h 56m 9.06 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 07:35:00 16 3/13 07:43:00 16 0h 8m 7h 52m 8.26 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 12:12:00 16 3/13 20:12:00 16 8h 0m 4h 29m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 22:50:00 16 3/13 22:55:00 16 0h 5m 2h 38m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 08:33:00 16 3/14 15:48:00 15 7h 15m 9h 38m 6.23 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 00:20:00 15 3/15 03:58:00 15 3h 38m 8h 32m 8.20 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 15:10:00 15 3/15 22:17:00 15 7h 7m 11h 12m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 04:20:00 15 3/16 04:57:00 15 0h 37m 6h 3m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 11:59:00 15 3/16 20:54:00 15 8h 55m 7h 2m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/17 04:20:00 15 3/17 10:57:00 15 6h 37m 7h 26m 6.46 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 18:05:00 15 3/18 02:11:00 15 8h 6m 7h 8m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 08:40:00 15 3/18 08:48:00 15 0h 8m 6h 29m 8.48 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 11:38:46 15 2h 50m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 22