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Rob Cooke

Bib Number: 2
Hometown: Whitehorse, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Rob Cooke is a mid and long distance dog musher who, along with his wife Louise, operates Shaytaan Siberian Huskies based just outside of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Having been running Siberian Huskies since 1997, firstly in dryland sprint in the UK then short mid-distance races on the East coast of North America, Rob now has been living outside of Whitehorse with 53 purebred Siberian Huskies since 2012. Rob and the team have finished the Yukon Quest on seven occasions, the latest in 2020 where he also received the Sportsmanship Award for the second consecutive race. In addition, the team has taken part in the Iditarod on three occasions including being the only musher running purebred dogs to complete both 1000-mile races (Yukon Quest and Iditarod) back to back in the same winter, achieving this in 2015 and 2016.

In addition to long-distance racing Rob has completed the Copper Basin 300, billed as the toughest 300-mile race in Alaska, on seven occasions and finished 2nd in the 2012 Yukon Quest 300 where he was awarded the Vet Choice Award for excellence in dog care. Having served as a race judge on the 2014 Yukon Quest and Vice President of the Yukon Quest International Board of Directors in 2014/15, Rob has presented on Siberian Huskies, mushing and the Yukon Quest in North America, Australia, Russia and Europe.

Sponsors

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Fiona and Graeme Callison
Kevin and Linda Powers
Deb Langlois
Pauline Amphlett and Hugh Sym
Amy McLeish
Catherine Lewis
Jayne Phipps
Sharon McNichol
Jackie Wepruk and Rick Austin
Michelle Maton
Irene Veale
Tracey Voce & Mark Squires
Trailbaby Collars
Fourth Chute Needleworks
Head-Lites Pet Products Inc.
dogbooties.com
Team Zarchenski Puppies
March Pack
Klaus Lembke
Loranne Carey-Block;
Charlene and Harold Dort
Gail Castonguay
Britny Alfonzetti and Rob McLennan
Matt Laval
Cindy Baker-Hawkins

Zara Wooliscroft and Chris Leyland
Luke and Noah Robert
Judie and Denis Robert
Penny Evans and Alan Bowering
Andrew Stainthorpe
Lynn Cheffins
Hugh and Judy Wakker
Courtney Persson
Anne Bryson
Eddie Grant
Mieke Langerhuizen
Helen Wood
Sue Hull; Lesley Howarth
Michael and Sue Clarke
Harold Phillips
Maria Tottman
Krys March
Louise Cursons
Heather Wall
Dave and Carole Williams
Muktuk Adventures
Andrew Attle
Greg Hunt
Mountain Hardwear
Intuition Liners
Salazka Siberian Huskies


2015 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 10:00:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:00:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:32:00 16 3/09 16:33:00 16 0h 1m 6h 32m 9.18 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 13:13:00 16 3/10 19:32:00 16 6h 19m 20h 40m 4.35 90
Tanana 3/11 03:50:00 16 3/11 11:50:00 16 8h 0m 8h 18m 7.95 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 15:22:00 16 3/12 21:27:00 14 6h 5m 27h 32m 4.32 ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 05:51:00 14 3/14 08:33:00 14 26h 42m 8h 24m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/15 00:10:00 14 3/15 08:30:00 14 8h 20m 15h 37m 5.25 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/16 01:46:00 14 3/16 09:22:00 13 7h 36m 17h 16m 4.98 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/16 12:00:00 13 3/16 12:15:00 13 0h 15m 2h 38m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/16 17:49:00 13 3/17 00:48:00 13 6h 59m 5h 34m 8.44 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 20:43:00 13 3/18 05:17:00 13 8h 34m 19h 55m 4.27 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/18 12:00:00 13 3/19 09:10:00 13 21h 10m 6h 43m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 18:00:00 13 3/20 00:09:00 13 6h 9m 8h 50m 5.66 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/20 06:57:00 13 3/20 13:01:00 13 6h 4m 6h 48m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 20:45:00 13 3/21 04:45:00 12 8h 0m 7h 44m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 11:32:00 12 3/21 11:33:00 12 0h 1m 6h 47m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 14:23:45 12 2h 50m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 22