October 22, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 30
Hometown: Tagish, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Michelle Phillips, 50, was born and raised in Whitehorse, YT. “After traveling the world for 10 years, I decided to settle down in a small cabin in the Yukon Bush. After living for a few years in the Southern Lakes region of the Yukon, I met my partner, Ed Hopkins. Ed introduced the sport of dog mushing to me and I immediately fell in love with the sport. Growing up in a very athletic family and training for many years as a figure skater, I enjoyed challenging myself and working with such an elite and talented group of athletes. After running my first Yukon Quest, I was hooked on long distance mushing and I’ve been doing it since. I love traveling with my team of dogs and spending time with my best friends.” She and Ed own and operate Tagish Lake Kennel. Michelle has run six Yukon Quest races (best finish 4th and Vet’s Choice award in 2009.) For the past 18 years, when not racing professionally, Ed and Michelle, with their son Keegan, 19, (and up to 90 Alaskan huskies) have provided visitors with sled dog adventures of 30 minutes to seven days throughout the year.


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 11:01:00 16 3/05 11:01:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:56:00 16
Yentna 3/06 18:55:00 16 3/06 18:55:00 16 0h 0m 3h 59m 10.54 42
Skwentna 3/07 01:27:00 16 3/07 01:40:00 16 0h 13m 6h 32m 4.59 30
Finger Lake 3/07 06:07:00 16 3/07 09:59:00 16 3h 52m 4h 27m 8.99 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:32:00 16 3/07 17:25:00 15 3h 53m 3h 33m 8.45 30
Rohn 3/07 21:58:00 15 3/07 22:40:00 15 0h 42m 4h 33m 7.69 35
Nikolai 3/08 11:50:00 15 3/08 16:33:00 4h 43m 13h 10m 5.70 75
McGrath 3/08 22:03:00 14 3/08 22:04:00 14 0h 1m 5h 30m 8.73 48
Takotna 3/09 00:23:00 14 3/10 02:15:00 14 25h 52m 2h 19m 7.77 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 04:32:00 14 3/10 04:45:00 14 0h 13m 2h 17m 10.07 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 17:23:00 14 3/10 22:00:00 13 4h 37m 12h 38m 5.78 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 07:33:00 13 3/11 15:35:00 13 8h 2m 9h 33m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 21:17:00 13 3/12 01:20:00 13 4h 3m 5h 42m 8.77 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 07:59:00 13 3/12 12:58:00 13 4h 59m 6h 39m 5.56 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 17:16:00 13 3/12 18:08:00 12 0h 52m 4h 18m 10.93 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 09:27:00 12 3/13 14:03:00 12 4h 36m 14h 19m 5.94 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 19:37:00 12 3/13 22:58:00 12 3h 21m 5h 34m 7.19 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 06:00:00 12 3/14 09:57:00 12 3h 57m 7h 2m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 15:57:00 12 3/14 16:27:00 11 0h 30m 6h 0m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 14:02:00 11 3/15 22:04:00 11 8h 2m 21h 35m 2.13 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 04:21:00 11 3/16 04:22:00 11 0h 1m 6h 17m 8.75 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 07:07:18 11 2h 45m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 22