October 18, 2018

Musher Details

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Alan Eischens

Bib Number: 53
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Alan Eischens 58, is a lifelong resident of Alaska. Having been born in Minnesota, he was raised in the Aleutian Islands, growing up in Adak. While living in Adak, that is where he decided that he would pursue a degree in Biology and Anthropology. While attend UAF, he decided to visit St Lawrence Island, and ended up staying there for 10 years.
Alan has a great love for the outdoors and has had several jobs that allow him to do what he likes, from commercial fishing, to construction work. However, his true passion is being with his dogs. This all come to be in 2011 when Alan and his wife Tanjala, started Double E Kennel in Wasilla. Alan has a huge heart for children and together he and Tanjala decided that the kennels platform would be to Bring Awareness to Pediatric Diseases and Disabilities. They have partnered with National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and continue educated everyone about Pediatric Cancer. Whether training or racing all his miles are for the children that have gone on before us, or those that are suffering.
In 2016 and 2017, Alan was able to bring all 16 dogs across the finish line in Nome. Both times when finishing the Iditarod he would say, “the Kids and I did it”!
Alan and Tanjala own and operate Cable17 in Palmer, Ak. He enjoys hunting, camping, fishing and traveling to visit all the grandchildren, along with visiting children that are or have been effected by Pediatric Diseases and/or Disabilities.

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