November 20, 2018

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2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Kelly Maixner

Kelly Maixner

Bib Number: 9
Hometown: Big Lake, Alaska
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Biography

Kelly Maixner, 42, was born and raised in North Dakota. After graduating from Montana State University he went to dental school at Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale, where he received his dental degree. Kelly moved to Alaska in 2007 for a pediatric dental residency. Being a man who always seeks out challenges, he immediately set his sights on running the Iditarod. He started Mad Stork Kennel, LLC with two pregnant females and it has grown to around 60. Before Kelly decided to become a pediatric dentist, he was a farmer, a snowboard instructor, a soldier in the National Guard, a bartender, a doughnut-maker, a physical therapy assistant for the Phoenix Suns, a state champion boxer, and a semi-professional football player for the Bozeman Kodiaks. An avid runner and competitor, Kelly has completed multiple marathons and triathlons, including the Silverman competition. He hopes one year to finish the Iditarod, climb Mt. McKinley, and race the Boston Marathon. Every year Kelly takes his professional skills to Haiti to provide dental care for the children of Kobonal Mission. Kelly’s wife, Margaret, found him in 2009 and they were married the following year. They are the parents of Rosemary, 5, and Ven, 4, Birdie, 2, and an infant, Lulu. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the America Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Sponsors

Wee Care Pediatric Dentistry
Mat Valley Meats


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 10:15:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:14:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:39:00 16 3/09 19:19:00 16 2h 40m 6h 25m 9.35 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 05:40:00 16 3/10 10:24:00 16 4h 44m 10h 21m 8.70 90
Tanana 3/10 19:16:00 16 3/11 03:31:00 16 8h 15m 8h 52m 7.44 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/11 22:40:00 16 3/13 02:00:00 16 27h 20m 19h 9m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 08:22:00 16 3/13 12:19:00 15 3h 57m 6h 22m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 01:05:00 15 3/14 06:43:00 14 5h 38m 12h 46m 6.42 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 22:12:00 14 3/14 22:18:00 14 0h 6m 15h 29m 5.55 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 00:35:00 14 3/15 05:08:00 13 4h 33m 2h 17m 9.64 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 09:45:00 13 3/15 09:57:00 13 0h 12m 4h 37m 10.18 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 10:45:00 13 3/16 13:43:00 13 2h 58m 24h 48m 3.43 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 20:13:00 13 3/17 00:37:00 13 4h 24m 6h 30m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 08:17:00 13 3/17 13:40:00 11 5h 23m 7h 40m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 20:40:00 11 3/18 00:09:00 10 3h 29m 7h 0m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 08:05:00 10 3/18 16:05:00 10 8h 0m 7h 56m 5.80 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 22:57:00 10 3/18 22:58:00 10 0h 1m 6h 52m 8.01 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 01:39:01 10 2h 41m 8.20 ✔ ✔ 22