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Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 33
Hometown: Tagish, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Michelle Phillips, 51, 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 seven Yukon Quest races (best finish 4th and Vet’s Choice award in 2009.) For the past 17 years, when not racing professionally, Ed and Michelle, with their son Keegan, 19, have provided visitors with sled dog adventures of 30 minutes to seven days throughout the year. I love running dogs and Iditarod is a test of what I have trained for, for many years. Michelle lists her hobbies s trail running and herbs


2020 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/08 15:02:00 14
Yentna 3/08 20:13:00 14 3/08 22:07:00 14 1h 54m 5h 11m 8.10 42
Skwentna 3/09 01:33:00 14 3/09 04:02:00 14 2h 29m 3h 26m 8.74 30
Finger Lake 3/09 09:07:00 14 3/09 12:36:00 14 3h 29m 5h 5m 7.87 40
Rainy Pass 3/09 16:08:00 14 3/09 19:46:00 13 3h 38m 3h 32m 8.49 30
Rohn 3/09 23:37:00 13 3/10 00:07:00 13 0h 30m 3h 51m 9.09 35
Nikolai 3/10 12:25:00 13 3/10 16:31:00 13 4h 6m 12h 18m 6.10 75
McGrath 3/10 22:32:00 13 3/11 03:45:00 13 5h 13m 6h 1m 7.98 48
Takotna 3/11 06:12:00 13 3/11 06:15:00 13 0h 3m 2h 27m 7.35 18
Ophir 3/11 09:05:00 13 3/11 09:35:00 13 0h 30m 2h 50m 8.12 23
Cripple 3/12 00:50:00 13 3/13 01:40:00 13 24h 50m 15h 15m 4.79 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/13 12:23:00 13 3/13 16:22:00 13 3h 59m 10h 43m 6.53 ✔ 70
Galena 3/13 22:58:00 13 3/14 02:57:00 12 3h 59m 6h 36m 7.58 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/14 09:59:00 12 3/14 18:02:00 12 8h 3m 7h 2m 5.26 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/14 23:40:00 12 3/15 04:38:00 12 4h 58m 5h 38m 8.34 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 20:52:00 12 3/16 00:06:00 11 3h 14m 16h 14m 5.24 ✔ ✔ 85
Koyuk 3/16 18:58:00 11 3/17 00:20:00 11 5h 22m 18h 52m 4.77 ✔ ✔ 90
Elim 3/17 07:28:00 11 3/17 10:07:00 11 2h 39m 7h 8m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 17:45:00 11 3/18 01:45:00 11 8h 0m 7h 38m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 09:39:00 11 3/18 09:41:00 11 0h 2m 7h 54m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 12:42:14 11 3h 1m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 22