October 17, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 18
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.

Sponsors

Alaska Rv Discovery Tours
Raising Good
Carstar
Brian/Mardel

Johnson's Crossing
Buckshot Bettys
Southern Lakes Resort,
Friends, family and dog sponsors


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 14:32:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:36:00 16 3/04 18:39:00 16 0h 3m 4h 4m 10.33 42
Skwentna 3/05 01:24:00 16 3/05 01:35:00 16 0h 11m 6h 45m 4.44 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:31:00 16 3/05 10:08:00 15 3h 37m 4h 56m 8.11 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 13:51:00 15 3/05 17:36:00 15 3h 45m 3h 43m 8.07 30
Rohn 3/05 21:51:00 15 3/05 22:24:00 15 0h 33m 4h 15m 8.24 35
Nikolai 3/06 11:46:00 15 3/06 17:02:00 15 5h 16m 13h 22m 5.61 75
McGrath 3/07 00:35:00 15 3/07 01:00:00 15 0h 25m 7h 33m 6.36 48
Takotna 3/07 03:31:00 15 3/08 05:11:00 14 25h 40m 2h 31m 7.15 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 07:33:00 14 3/08 07:38:00 14 0h 5m 2h 22m 9.72 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 21:52:00 14 3/09 02:03:00 14 4h 11m 14h 14m 5.62 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 14:29:00 14 3/09 18:25:00 13 3h 56m 12h 26m 4.42 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 22:06:00 13 3/09 22:16:00 13 0h 10m 3h 41m 6.79 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 01:08:00 13 3/10 09:08:00 13 8h 0m 2h 52m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 09:35:00 13 3/11 14:35:00 13 5h 0m 23h 27m 5.20 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 07:22:00 13 3/12 07:34:00 12 0h 12m 16h 47m 5.06 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 14:08:00 12 3/12 20:16:00 12 6h 8m 6h 34m 6.09 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 05:25:00 12 3/13 12:12:00 12 6h 47m 9h 9m 5.46 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 19:14:00 12 3/14 02:01:00 12 6h 47m 7h 2m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 09:10:00 12 3/14 17:10:00 12 8h 0m 7h 9m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 23:57:00 12 3/14 23:58:00 12 0h 1m 6h 47m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 02:36:46 12 2h 38m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 22