October 15, 2018

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Aliy Zirkle

Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 27
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Aliy Zirkle, 49, was born in New Hampshire and was raised in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, St. Louis and Pennsylvania. She graduated with a degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. When she was in her early 20’s, she moved to a small Alaskan town north of the Arctic Circle. During her first winter, she adopted six huskies, built a dog sled and explored the surrounding wilderness with her dog team. The challenges of this first winter taught her many of the skills that she uses today.
This solitary, independent, wilderness lifestyle that Aliy fell in love 25 years ago has now ironically, thrown her into the media spotlight. While she has had many successes in her dog mushing career, she has also had notable disappointments. Aliy finished 2nd place in the Iditarod three times in a row. She is the first, and only, woman to win the Yukon Quest (a 1,000 mile remote mushing adventure race.)
Aliy and her husband, Allen Moore, an Iditarod veteran and Yukon Quest winner, own and operate SP Kennel – a premier sled dog kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska. They strive to be the best they can through complete dedication to their canine teammates and to the sport. They are also committed to the Alaskan community that has given them unwavering support and incredible encouragement through the years. Aliy’s life has revolved around dogs for many years. She says they are the center focus of pretty much all that she and Allen do. She also loves coffee and says grinding and brewing the perfect cup every morning makes her happy!

Sponsors

Horizon Lines of Alaska
Clarion Suites Downtown Anchorage
Quality Suites-Near Convention Center

Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food, Well Pet, MA
Pleasant Valley Store
Northern Outfitters, FL


2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:50:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:50:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:38:00 16 3/03 18:43:00 16 0h 5m 3h 48m 11.05 42
Skwentna 3/03 21:38:00 16 3/04 01:25:00 16 3h 47m 2h 55m 10.29 30
Finger Lake 3/04 05:48:00 16 3/04 05:50:00 16 0h 2m 4h 23m 9.13 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 09:19:00 16 3/04 15:08:00 15 5h 49m 3h 29m 8.61 30
Rohn 3/04 19:18:00 15 3/04 19:30:00 15 0h 12m 4h 10m 8.40 35
Nikolai 3/05 09:02:00 15 3/05 13:13:00 14 4h 11m 13h 32m 5.54 75
McGrath 3/05 19:17:00 14 3/05 19:18:00 14 0h 1m 6h 4m 7.91 48
Takotna 3/05 21:35:00 14 3/06 22:55:00 14 25h 20m 2h 17m 7.88 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 01:25:00 14 3/07 01:34:00 14 0h 9m 2h 30m 9.20 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 17:10:00 14 3/07 17:20:00 14 0h 10m 15h 36m 5.13 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 03:50:00 14 3/08 04:05:00 13 0h 15m 10h 30m 5.24 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 07:20:00 13 3/08 07:21:00 13 0h 1m 3h 15m 7.69 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 09:54:00 13 3/08 17:54:00 13 8h 0m 2h 33m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 01:42:00 13 3/09 05:51:00 13 4h 9m 7h 48m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 17:52:00 13 3/09 18:11:00 11 0h 19m 12h 1m 4.99 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 13:40:00 11 3/10 17:51:00 11 4h 11m 18h 29m 4.60 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/10 23:59:00 11 3/11 03:16:00 11 3h 17m 6h 8m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 09:28:00 11 3/11 13:23:00 10 3h 55m 6h 12m 8.06 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/11 20:42:00 10 3/11 22:25:00 10 1h 43m 7h 19m 6.56 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 05:24:00 10 3/12 13:24:00 10 8h 0m 6h 59m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 20:01:00 10 3/12 20:02:00 10 0h 1m 6h 37m 8.31 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 23:03:35 10 3h 1m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 22