December 13, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Lance Mackey

Lance Mackey

Bib Number: 18
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 Feed, WI
FogTech
Walsh, Kelliher & Sharp
Adventures in Alaska RV Rentals
dogbooties.com
A Thousand Words
Ophir Gold Products
Copper Center Spuds
Darla & Skip Theisen
Paws-e-Trax Dogsleds
Darby's Performance Machine

ManMat
Canada Goose, Ont., CA
Simard Automotive
Millennium Alaska Hotel
Denny’s Restaurant
Daily’s Web Design
Coca-Cola of Alaska / Dasani Water
GCI
Big "G" Electric
Janet & Walt Tremer
Youngevity

Awards

Sportsmanship — Sponsored by Fred Meyer

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 10:35:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:32:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 18:35:00 16 3/04 18:40:00 16 0h 5m 4h 3m 10.37 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:48:00 16 3/05 01:34:00 16 3h 46m 3h 8m 9.57 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:01:00 16 3/05 06:15:00 16 0h 14m 4h 27m 8.99 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 09:36:00 16 3/05 15:15:00 16 5h 39m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Rohn 3/05 19:13:00 16 3/05 23:38:00 16 4h 25m 3h 58m 8.82 35
Nikolai 3/06 09:59:00 16 3/06 14:50:00 16 4h 51m 10h 21m 7.25 75
McGrath 3/06 23:19:00 16 3/08 01:01:00 15 25h 42m 8h 29m 5.66 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 03:09:00 15 3/08 03:20:00 14 0h 11m 2h 8m 8.44 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 06:17:00 14 3/08 06:28:00 12 0h 11m 2h 57m 7.80 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 18:18:00 12 3/09 04:04:00 12 9h 46m 11h 50m 6.17 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 14:59:00 12 3/09 23:00:00 10 8h 1m 10h 55m 6.41 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 06:01:00 10 3/10 11:00:00 10 4h 59m 7h 1m 7.13 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 18:09:00 10 3/11 10:52:00 10 15h 43m 7h 9m 5.17 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/11 15:15:00 10 3/11 15:28:00 10 0h 13m 4h 23m 10.72 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 07:26:00 10 3/12 11:41:00 9 4h 15m 15h 58m 5.32 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 18:08:00 9 3/13 11:58:00 9 17h 50m 6h 27m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 20:34:00 9 3/14 04:02:00 9 7h 28m 8h 36m 5.81 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 10:18:00 9 3/14 10:40:00 9 0h 22m 6h 16m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 17:19:00 9 3/15 01:19:00 9 8h 0m 6h 39m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 08:09:00 9 3/15 08:10:00 9 0h 1m 6h 50m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 11:17:27 9 3h 7m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 22