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Nicolas Petit

Bib Number: 21
Hometown: Girdwood, Alaska
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Biography

Nicolas Petit, 38, grew up in Normandy and always loved animals. He moved to New Mexico in 1992, where he finished high school and then to Alaska because he “loved snow.” He adopted “Ugly”, a gorgeous Alaskan Mutt, put a harness on him and the adventure began. He traveled all over the state and began racing while working for Jim Lanier. “In 2011, Jim’s hip gave him trouble, so I took his wonderful white dogs to Nome.” He also lived in Girdwood, Alaska, and worked for Dario Daniels, whose training techniques live on through Nic’s calm mushing demeanor. During the last six years, he has run dogs from Raymie Redington and bred a female to his favorite Redington dogs and created a magnificent group of athletes that have proven that they have what it takes to win the Iditarod and any other race out there. He won the Fastest Time from Safety to Nome award in 2017 and again in 2018 and was the second musher to finish the race in 2018. Nic lists his hobbies as snow, dogs and travel!


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 14:38:00 14
Yentna 3/08 19:54:00 14 3/08 22:08:00 14 2h 14m 5h 16m 7.97 42
Skwentna 3/09 01:35:00 14 3/09 04:04:00 14 2h 29m 3h 27m 8.70 30
Finger Lake 3/09 09:01:00 14 3/09 13:33:00 14 4h 32m 4h 57m 8.08 40
Rainy Pass 3/09 16:46:00 14 3/09 17:02:00 13 0h 16m 3h 13m 9.33 30
Rohn 3/09 23:28:00 13 3/10 04:35:00 13 5h 7m 6h 26m 5.44 35
Nikolai 3/10 19:38:00 13 3/11 20:54:00 13 25h 16m 15h 3m 4.98 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/12 01:37:00 13 3/12 04:21:00 13 2h 44m 4h 43m 10.18 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/12 06:11:00 13 3/12 06:12:00 13 0h 1m 1h 50m 9.82 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 08:23:00 13 3/12 14:29:00 13 6h 6m 2h 11m 10.53 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/12 23:51:00 13 3/13 08:29:00 13 8h 38m 9h 22m 7.79 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/13 17:24:00 13 3/13 21:57:00 13 4h 33m 8h 55m 7.85 ✔ 70
Galena 3/14 04:03:00 13 3/14 12:20:00 12 8h 17m 6h 6m 8.20 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/14 19:16:00 12 3/14 23:44:00 12 4h 28m 6h 56m 5.34 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/15 05:17:00 12 3/15 11:01:00 12 5h 44m 5h 33m 8.47 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 00:14:00 12 3/16 06:48:00 12 6h 34m 13h 13m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 85
Koyuk 3/17 00:35:00 12 3/17 04:36:00 12 4h 1m 17h 47m 5.06 ✔ ✔ 90
Elim 3/17 10:11:00 12 3/17 12:30:00 11 2h 19m 5h 35m 8.60 ✔ ✔ Scratched 48