December 18, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Tom Thurston

Tom Thurston

Bib Number: 5
Hometown: Oak Creek, CO
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Biography

Tom Thurston, 41, is a general contractor. His wife, Tami, their two daughters, Greta, 11 and Leona, 9, along with Tom operate Double T Kennel. Tami runs the tour operation in the winter and their small marina at Stagecoach Reservoir State Park in the summer. They have been training sled dogs for 11 years now and began racing in 2006. He has completed the 350 mile Race to the Sky three times and the Seeley Lake 200 two times, winning each race once. After finishing the Iditarod in 2009 and scratching in 2010 and then finishing again in 2011, Thurston says, “Last year we had a blast! Beautiful weather, great trail and all the dogs had fun and finished fat and happy. This year we want to pick up the pace and see what they can do. I am real excited about the 2012 Iditarod more so than any other.” Last year Tom reported that the main sponsor of his kennel, General Physics, has decided to fund the majority of our kennel for the next three years. This is allowing them to build from their experiences to date. Tom lists his hobbies and interests as “family.”

Sponsors

GP Strategies (used to be General Physics)
Point6 Socks
Storie Family
Alpine Insurance.


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:06:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:06:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 18:00:00 16 3/04 18:06:00 16 0h 6m 3h 54m 10.77 42
Skwentna 3/04 23:51:00 16 3/04 23:56:00 16 0h 5m 5h 45m 5.22 30
Finger Lake 3/05 09:45:00 16 3/05 09:46:00 16 0h 1m 9h 49m 4.07 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 13:08:00 16 3/05 18:24:00 16 5h 16m 3h 22m 8.91 30
Rohn 3/05 22:35:00 16 3/06 05:00:00 15 6h 25m 4h 11m 8.37 35
Nikolai 3/06 12:43:00 15 3/06 18:40:00 15 5h 57m 7h 43m 9.72 75
McGrath 3/07 01:32:00 15 3/07 01:33:00 15 0h 1m 6h 52m 6.99 48
Takotna 3/07 04:23:00 15 3/08 06:27:00 14 26h 4m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 09:00:00 14 3/08 09:07:00 13 0h 7m 2h 33m 9.02 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 22:49:00 13 3/09 05:40:00 12 6h 51m 13h 42m 5.33 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 18:51:00 12 3/10 02:55:00 12 8h 4m 13h 11m 5.31 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 09:37:00 12 3/10 15:52:00 11 6h 15m 6h 42m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 22:48:00 11 3/11 12:44:00 10 12h 56m 6h 56m 5.34 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/11 17:10:00 10 3/12 03:30:00 8 10h 20m 4h 26m 10.60 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 23:00:00 8 19h 30m 4.36 ✔ ✔ Scratched 85