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Lance Mackey

Bib Number: 72
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

Canada Goose, AB CANADA
Bering Sea Animal Clinic/Bob Sept, DVM
Seafur Sewing
Ivory Jacks
Anchorage City Lofts
ManMat Equipment, UK

Angel Paws Foot Ointment
Cross Fire Welding
Dasani Water
Dr. Carson's Pet Supplements
Ken's Fairbanks Alignment
GCI


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 12:34:00 16 3/05 12:34:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:20:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:08:00 16 3/06 20:09:00 16 0h 1m 3h 48m 11.05 42
Skwentna 3/07 00:09:00 16 3/07 00:11:00 16 0h 2m 4h 0m 7.50 30
Finger Lake 3/07 07:34:00 16 3/07 07:37:00 16 0h 3m 7h 23m 5.42 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 14:29:00 16 3/07 14:35:00 16 0h 6m 6h 52m 4.37 30
Rohn 3/07 18:36:00 16 3/07 18:54:00 16 0h 18m 4h 1m 8.71 35
Nikolai 3/08 10:03:00 16 3/08 15:25:00 16 5h 22m 15h 9m 4.95 75
McGrath 3/08 21:00:00 16 3/08 23:10:00 16 2h 10m 5h 35m 8.60 48
Takotna 3/09 01:18:00 16 3/09 01:23:00 16 0h 5m 2h 8m 8.44 18
Ophir 3/10 04:20:00 16 3/11 04:48:00 16 24h 28m 26h 57m 0.85 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 14:40:00 16 3/12 03:42:00 16 13h 2m 9h 52m 7.40 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/12 15:23:00 16 3/13 07:04:00 15 14h 41m 11h 41m 5.99 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/13 12:21:00 15 5h 17m 9.46 ✔ ✔ Scratched 50