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Alan Eischens

Bib Number: 53
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Alan Eischens, 60, is a life long resident of Alaska, and has a great love for the outdoors. His peace and serenity is while being with his dog team, whether training or running races. Alan and his wife Tanjala, started Double E Kennel in Wasilla in 2011. Alan has a huge heart for children. He and his kennel will be partnering again this year with National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Whether training or racing, Alan dedicates all his miles to those who are suffering or have gone before us and are with the angel watching over the team and him. In 2016 and 2017, Alan was able to bring all 16 dogs across the finish line in Nome. With this accomplishment, the kennel takes pride in holding this record. Both times when finishing the Iditarod he would say, “the Kids and I did it”! Alan and Tanjala own and operate Cable17, HomeStyle Plus Catering and Cleaning. He enjoys visiting with children that are or have been effected by Pediatric Diseases and/or Disabilities. To see the joy in each one of their faces when we talk with them, makes everything better.
Double E Kennel would like to honor Jaret Juarez-Guerrrero. Jaret was our biggest fan and ambassador for Pediatric Cancer and Diseases. Jaret was the legs for all the sick children and was suddenly taken from us in May 2019, We all miss Jaret.
Alan is the father of three adult children, 3 stepson’s, 22 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

Sponsors

Moose Lodge 1534
Dr. Jansma
Alaska Foot and Ankle Specialist
Riehls Sew and Vac

Cable 17
Kirk/Kathie Sanderson
Pizzeria Delphi
Advance Data and Fiber


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 15:42:00 16
Yentna 3/04 19:36:00 16 3/04 22:32:00 16 2h 56m 3h 54m 10.77 42
Skwentna 3/05 01:32:00 16 3/05 01:42:00 16 0h 10m 3h 0m 10.00 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:42:00 16 3/05 12:12:00 15 5h 30m 5h 0m 8.00 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 16:47:00 15 3/05 23:16:00 15 6h 29m 4h 35m 6.55 30
Rohn 3/06 03:31:00 15 3/06 08:31:00 15 5h 0m 4h 15m 8.24 35
Nikolai 3/06 22:45:00 15 3/07 05:38:00 15 6h 53m 14h 14m 5.27 75
McGrath 3/07 11:37:00 15 3/08 14:20:00 14 26h 43m 5h 59m 8.02 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 16:44:00 14 3/08 16:53:00 14 0h 9m 2h 24m 7.50 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 19:43:00 14 3/09 00:33:00 14 4h 50m 2h 50m 8.12 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/09 19:14:00 14 3/10 06:54:00 14 11h 40m 18h 41m 4.28 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/10 15:09:00 14 3/11 00:29:00 14 9h 20m 8h 15m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/11 04:43:00 14 3/11 04:45:00 14 0h 2m 3h 14m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 07:15:00 14 3/11 15:13:00 14 7h 58m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/12 12:32:00 14 3/12 21:22:00 14 8h 50m 21h 19m 5.72 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/13 14:31:00 14 3/13 20:28:00 14 5h 57m 17h 9m 4.96 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 02:32:00 14 3/14 10:10:00 14 7h 38m 6h 4m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 20:45:00 14 10h 35m 4.72 ✔ ✔ Scratched 50