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Rob Cooke

Bib Number: 10
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

SR&T (Scotland) Engineering Ltd.
Born to Run Rescues
Head Lites
Trail Baby
Muktuk Adventures
Giachello Clothing
Julien Schroder – Arctic Mood.com
Corinne Bend
Denise Hansen
Chrissie Davies
Lin Olsen
Michelle Anderson
Charlene Dort
Krys March
Joanne Suan/Headlites
Mohammed Ali
Nicolle Hendrix

Jane Harf
Kristen Janowsky
Diane McMahon
Sarah Haley
Sandra and Ian Berry-Bowers
Armelle Ayrault
Caroline Mawson
Gillian Kirby (Meg)
Mike and Sue Clarke
Jayne Kingdon
Dawn Beckwell
Kate Pearson
Marianne Peters
Karen G Czarnecki
Aj Pearson
Nancy Garrett
dogbooties.com


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 14:16:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:57:00 16 3/04 19:00:00 16 0h 3m 4h 41m 8.97 42
Skwentna 3/05 03:04:00 16 3/05 03:12:00 16 0h 8m 8h 4m 3.72 30
Finger Lake 3/05 09:28:00 16 3/05 15:31:00 16 6h 3m 6h 16m 6.38 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 20:12:00 16 3/06 01:27:00 16 5h 15m 4h 41m 6.41 30
Rohn 3/06 05:54:00 16 3/06 10:00:00 16 4h 6m 4h 27m 7.87 35
Nikolai 3/07 02:56:00 16 3/07 12:13:00 16 9h 17m 16h 56m 4.43 75
McGrath 3/07 19:46:00 16 3/08 00:25:00 16 4h 39m 7h 33m 6.36 48
Takotna 3/08 03:38:00 16 3/09 05:34:00 16 25h 56m 3h 13m 5.60 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/09 08:41:00 16 3/09 08:52:00 16 0h 11m 3h 7m 7.38 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/10 03:20:00 16 3/10 09:27:00 14 6h 7m 18h 28m 4.33 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/10 18:30:00 14 3/11 03:31:00 14 8h 1m 9h 3m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/11 07:10:00 14 3/11 07:14:00 14 0h 4m 3h 39m 6.85 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 09:06:00 14 3/11 15:44:00 13 6h 38m 1h 52m 9.64 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/13 01:48:00 13 34h 4m 3.58 ✔ ✔ Scratched 122