October 17, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Aliy Zirkle

Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 10
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
Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food, MA
North Pole Veterinary Hospital
TRose Veterinary Service
Gene’s Chrysler Dodge Ram
Quality Suites near Convention Center Anchorage
Pleasant Valley Store

Northern Outfitters FL
Howling Dog Alaska
Tom/Cindy Eckhoff, PA
Mrs. Chevie McDonald
SP Kennel Dog and Puppy Sponsors
SP Kennel Team Members
SP Kennel Dog Fans

Awards

Alaska Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank
Fish First — Sponsored by Bristol Bay Native Corporation

2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 10:17:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:16:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:04:00 16 3/02 18:07:00 16 0h 3m 3h 48m 11.05 42
Skwentna 3/02 21:09:00 16 3/03 00:50:00 15 3h 41m 3h 2m 9.89 30
Finger Lake 3/03 05:04:00 15 3/03 05:06:00 15 0h 2m 4h 14m 9.45 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 08:23:00 15 3/03 13:32:00 15 5h 9m 3h 17m 9.14 30
Rohn 3/03 17:12:00 15 3/03 17:22:00 15 0h 10m 3h 40m 9.55 35
Nikolai 3/04 07:34:00 15 3/04 11:39:00 15 4h 5m 14h 12m 5.28 75
McGrath 3/04 16:53:00 15 3/04 16:54:00 15 0h 1m 5h 14m 9.17 48
Takotna 3/04 19:06:00 15 3/05 21:06:00 15 26h 0m 2h 12m 8.18 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/05 23:06:00 15 3/05 23:25:00 15 0h 19m 2h 0m 11.50 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/06 11:45:00 15 3/06 11:56:00 15 0h 11m 12h 20m 5.92 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 00:09:00 15 3/07 00:18:00 14 0h 9m 12h 13m 5.73 ✔ 70
Galena 3/07 06:10:00 14 3/07 14:16:00 14 8h 6m 5h 52m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/07 19:47:00 14 3/07 22:54:00 12 3h 7m 5h 31m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/08 03:11:00 12 3/08 03:18:00 11 0h 7m 4h 17m 10.97 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/08 16:39:00 11 3/08 20:48:00 11 4h 9m 13h 21m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/09 03:51:00 11 3/09 07:12:00 11 3h 21m 6h 3m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/09 14:07:00 11 3/09 17:51:00 11 3h 44m 6h 55m 7.23 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/09 23:47:00 11 3/10 01:01:00 11 1h 14m 5h 56m 8.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/10 07:59:00 11 3/10 16:00:00 11 8h 1m 6h 58m 6.60 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/10 22:57:00 11 3/11 01:35:00 10 2h 38m 6h 57m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/11 04:06:41 10 2h 31m 8.74 ✔ ✔ 22