December 16, 2018

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2010 Iditarod » Mushers » Celeste Davis

Celeste Davis

Bib Number: 58
Hometown: Deer Lodge, MT
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Biography

Celeste Davis, 37, was born and raised in Montana. Her parents are Bill and Liz Smith and she's the fifth out of six kids. "I was the one tagging along and annoying everyone just trying to keep up. When I was really young, the whole family was involved in running dogs in sprint races around Montana and Idaho. When we later moved to Deer Lodge, my father became involved with mid-distance races, which led to less involvement with the family as a whole in the sled dog world." She graduated from Montana State University in 1995 with a nursing degree. Her first job was at the Deer Lodge Hospital and she is still there today. She married her high school sweetheart, Todd, and they were blessed with son Beau, who is now 11. "For a few years I helped my father train his dogs, then he graciously handed over the handlebar to me. The time is right for me to follow my dream as a little girl and become involved with the racing end of it. So why not run the Iditarod!!! There isn't anywhere else I would rather be! Freezing, hungry and sleep deprived while loving every minute of it, enjoying it with man's best friend. Everyone should try it, what a privilege." Celeste has run both the Seeley Lake 200 and the Race to the Sky. She is a member of P.R.I.D.E., Back Country Horseman and the Emergency Nurses Association. She says she enjoys hunting, family, horses, and hiking – anything outdoors.

Awards

Red Lantern

2010 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 12:05:00 12
Willow 3/07 15:52:00 16
Yentna Station 3/07 20:05:00 16 3/07 23:42:00 16 3h 37m 4h 13m 10.67 45
Skwentna 3/08 02:38:00 16 3/08 09:34:00 15 6h 56m 2h 56m 11.59 34
Finger Lake 3/08 15:34:00 15 3/08 21:50:00 15 6h 16m 6h 0m 7.50 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 02:42:00 15 3/09 10:36:00 15 7h 54m 4h 52m 6.16 30
Rohn 3/09 16:00:00 15 3/10 01:20:00 13 9h 20m 5h 24m 8.89 48
Nikolai 3/10 15:42:00 13 3/11 02:13:00 12 10h 31m 14h 22m 5.22 75
McGrath 3/11 07:58:00 12 3/12 08:50:00 11 24h 52m 5h 45m 9.39 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/12 11:02:00 11 3/12 11:04:00 11 0h 2m 2h 12m 8.18 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 13:46:00 11 3/12 14:10:00 11 0h 24m 2h 42m 9.26 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/13 10:01:00 11 3/13 20:09:00 10 10h 8m 19h 51m 2.97 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/14 13:05:00 10 3/14 23:07:00 10 10h 2m 15h 56m 7.03 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/15 07:57:00 10 3/15 15:30:00 9 7h 33m 8h 50m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/15 23:32:00 9 3/16 10:28:00 9 10h 56m 8h 2m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/16 16:03:00 9 3/16 23:39:00 9 7h 36m 5h 35m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/17 20:34:00 9 3/18 00:35:00 9 4h 1m 20h 55m 4.30 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 07:13:00 9 3/18 14:08:00 9 6h 55m 6h 38m 6.33 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/18 20:45:00 9 3/19 04:50:00 9 8h 5m 6h 37m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/19 11:19:00 9 3/19 17:25:00 9 6h 6m 6h 29m 7.40 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 00:18:00 9 3/20 08:27:00 9 8h 9m 6h 53m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 16:20:00 9 3/20 16:20:00 9 0h 0m 7h 53m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 20:06:40 9 3h 46m 5.84 ✔ ✔ 22