November 18, 2017

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Mike Ellis

Mike Ellis

Bib Number: 50
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Mike Ellis, 43, was born in Massachusetts and raised in New York and came to Alaska in 2007 after living 25 years in New Hampshire. He received a B.S. in Geography from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. He began mushing in 1993 and says he’d been interested in the Iditarod since watching Rick Swenson and Susan Butcher on Wide World of Sports when he was a little kid. He raced in New England and Ontario from 1994 to 2007 and then moved north to begin racing in Alaska. He has since run the Yukon Quest since 2008, his highest finish being eighth in 2011. He has won the Vet’s Choice award in the GinGin 200, the Copper Basin 300, The Two Rivers 200 and the Yukon Quest. “I am a musher and feel it’s what I was born to do. My wife, Sue, has supported me and put up with centering our lives on our dogs and this sport. Last year, we did our first Iditarod and now we want to do it better! Over 20 years in the ‘sport’ of mushing, and we still learn every day. Respect Your Dogs!” He lists his occupation as “musher” and when asks “for how long”, he says, “Not long enough!” His hobby is “filling the freezer.”

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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 11:36:00 12
Willow 3/03 15:36:00 16
Yentna 3/03 19:48:00 16 3/03 19:56:00 16 0h 8m 4h 12m 10.00 42
Skwentna 3/04 02:45:00 16 3/04 02:50:00 16 0h 5m 6h 49m 4.40 30
Finger Lake 3/04 08:00:00 16 3/04 11:59:00 16 3h 59m 5h 10m 7.74 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 16:03:00 16 3/04 19:40:00 14 3h 37m 4h 4m 7.38 30
Rohn 3/05 00:58:00 14 3/05 06:10:00 14 5h 12m 5h 18m 6.60 35
Nikolai 3/05 17:25:00 14 3/06 00:12:00 14 6h 47m 11h 15m 6.67 75
McGrath 3/06 07:12:00 14 3/07 07:47:00 14 24h 35m 7h 0m 6.86 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/07 10:16:00 14 3/07 10:20:00 14 0h 4m 2h 29m 7.25 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 13:36:00 14 3/07 18:52:00 13 5h 16m 3h 16m 7.04 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 11:51:00 13 3/08 18:16:00 13 6h 25m 16h 59m 4.71 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 03:03:00 13 3/09 08:47:00 13 5h 44m 8h 47m 6.26 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 12:30:00 13 3/09 12:32:00 13 0h 2m 3h 43m 6.73 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 15:22:00 13 3/09 23:27:00 13 8h 5m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/10 09:31:00 13 3/10 15:59:00 13 6h 28m 9h 4m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/11 02:07:00 13 3/11 08:08:00 13 6h 1m 10h 8m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/11 20:05:00 13 3/12 02:11:00 11 6h 6m 11h 57m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 08:15:00 11 3/12 12:03:00 11 3h 48m 6h 4m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 18:17:00 11 3/13 00:40:00 10 6h 23m 6h 14m 8.02 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 07:11:00 10 3/13 07:20:00 10 0h 9m 6h 31m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 13:53:00 10 3/13 21:53:00 10 8h 0m 6h 33m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 04:26:00 10 3/14 04:27:00 10 0h 1m 6h 33m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 07:35:13 10 3h 8m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 22