December 16, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Kelley Griffin

Kelley Griffin

Bib Number: 20
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

I have been running dogs in some fashion since I was about 10 years old. I am now 53. My family moved to Valdez, Alaska in 1963, about 8 months before the devastating earthquake in 1964. I have called Alaska my home ever since. Through the years I have shoed horses, homesteaded in the Alaska Range, worked on the North Slope, and then settled in the Wasilla area where I built my own house and kennel and met my partner in life, Ed Grube. I got the bug to run long-distance races in the early 90’s and finally ran the Yukon Quest in 2002. I continued to compete in the Yukon Quest, finishing a total of 8 times, placing as high as 5th and earning the Sportsmanship Award and the Challenge of the North Award along the way.
I entered the first of four Iditarods in 2005, then again in 2008 after finishing the Quest – becoming the first woman to ever finish both 1000 mile races in the same year. I ran the Iditarod in 2011 after my best finish in the Quest, and am now the only woman to have run both races in the same season twice.
My fourth Iditarod was in 2012.
I plan to run both the Quest and Iditarod again this year.
This sport is amazing in that we get to work with such amazing athletes that are so passionate about what they do. We also get to experience some of the most incredible country on Earth, and we get to challenge ourselves and our decisions in survival and in competition in ways that many people cannot even imagine.


2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:39:00 12
Willow 3/06 14:36:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:37:00 16 3/06 20:28:00 16 1h 51m 4h 1m 11.20 45
Skwentna 3/06 23:25:00 16 3/07 01:52:00 16 2h 27m 2h 57m 11.53 34
Finger Lake 3/07 07:05:00 16 3/07 09:25:00 15 2h 20m 5h 13m 8.63 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:34:00 15 3/07 19:08:00 14 5h 34m 4h 9m 7.23 30
Rohn 3/07 23:24:00 14 3/08 04:11:00 14 4h 47m 4h 16m 11.25 48
Nikolai 3/08 13:34:00 14 3/08 19:29:00 13 5h 55m 9h 23m 7.99 75
McGrath 3/09 02:03:00 13 3/09 06:16:00 11 4h 13m 6h 34m 8.22 54
Takotna 3/09 08:56:00 11 3/09 09:11:00 11 0h 15m 2h 40m 6.75 18
Ophir 3/09 12:11:00 11 3/09 17:29:00 10 5h 18m 3h 0m 8.33 25
Iditarod 3/10 06:41:00 10 3/11 08:07:00 10 25h 26m 13h 12m 6.82 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 15:47:00 10 3/11 20:25:00 10 4h 38m 7h 40m 8.48 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 00:05:00 10 3/12 00:10:00 10 0h 5m 3h 40m 6.82 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 02:53:00 10 3/12 06:53:00 10 4h 0m 2h 43m 6.63 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 15:32:00 10 3/12 23:42:00 10 8h 10m 8h 39m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 10:44:00 10 3/13 16:35:00 10 5h 51m 10h 2m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 07:56:00 10 3/14 12:55:00 10 4h 59m 15h 21m 5.86 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 19:45:00 10 3/15 00:26:00 9 4h 41m 6h 50m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/15 07:50:00 9 3/15 14:07:00 9 6h 17m 7h 24m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/15 20:41:00 9 3/16 00:07:00 9 3h 26m 6h 34m 7.31 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 08:47:00 9 3/16 16:53:00 9 8h 6m 8h 40m 5.31 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 00:46:00 9 3/17 00:47:00 9 0h 1m 7h 53m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 04:03:22 9 3h 16m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 22