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Lance Mackey

Bib Number: 5
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

Red Paw Dog Food
Simard Auto
Denny’s of AK
Canada Goose

Awards

Dorothy G. Page Halfway — Sponsored by GCI

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 10:06:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:06:00 16
Yentna 3/03 17:56:00 16 3/03 18:04:00 16 0h 8m 3h 50m 10.96 42
Skwentna 3/04 00:01:00 16 3/04 00:06:00 16 0h 5m 5h 57m 5.04 30
Finger Lake 3/04 04:19:00 16 3/04 04:21:00 16 0h 2m 4h 13m 9.49 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 12:49:00 16 3/04 12:57:00 16 0h 8m 8h 28m 3.54 30
Rohn 3/04 17:23:00 16 3/05 00:18:00 15 6h 55m 4h 26m 7.89 35
Nikolai 3/05 08:52:00 15 3/05 14:02:00 15 5h 10m 8h 34m 8.75 75
McGrath 3/05 19:25:00 15 3/05 19:26:00 14 0h 1m 5h 23m 8.92 48
Takotna 3/05 21:36:00 14 3/06 03:04:00 13 5h 28m 2h 10m 8.31 18
Ophir 3/06 05:30:00 13 3/06 05:45:00 13 0h 15m 2h 26m 9.45 23
Iditarod 3/06 20:36:00 13 3/07 22:40:00 12 26h 4m 14h 51m 5.39 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 06:39:00 12 3/08 06:42:00 12 0h 3m 7h 59m 6.89 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 09:52:00 12 3/08 17:53:00 12 8h 1m 3h 10m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 20:39:00 12 3/08 20:43:00 12 0h 4m 2h 46m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 04:31:00 12 3/09 08:35:00 11 4h 4m 7h 48m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 19:41:00 11 3/10 06:35:00 10 9h 54m 11h 6m 5.41 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 21:52:00 10 3/11 01:29:00 10 3h 37m 15h 17m 5.56 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 07:31:00 10 3/11 11:16:00 10 3h 45m 6h 2m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 18:08:00 10 3/11 22:25:00 10 4h 17m 6h 52m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 06:27:00 10 3/12 10:12:00 10 3h 45m 8h 2m 5.98 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 17:24:00 10 3/13 01:24:00 9 8h 0m 7h 12m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 08:38:00 9 3/13 08:42:00 9 0h 4m 7h 14m 7.60 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 11:52:14 9 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22