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Michelle Phillips

Bib Number: 26
Hometown: Tagish, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Michelle Phillips, 52, 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, 20, 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 as trail running and herbs, biking and hiking.


2021 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Deshka Landing N 3/07 14:48:00 14
Skwentna N 3/07 22:08:00 14 3/08 00:23:00 14 2h 15m 7h 20m 9.14 67
Finger Lake N 3/08 04:15:00 14 3/08 07:48:00 14 3h 33m 3h 52m 10.34 40
Rainy Pass N 3/08 10:51:00 14 3/08 11:03:00 14 0h 12m 3h 3m 9.84 30
Rohn N 3/08 19:18:00 14 3/08 19:45:00 14 0h 27m 8h 15m 4.24 35
Nikolai N 3/09 09:42:00 14 3/09 17:42:00 13 8h 0m 13h 57m 5.38 ✔ 75
McGrath N 3/09 23:52:00 13 3/10 02:39:00 13 2h 47m 6h 10m 7.78 ✔ 48
Ophir N 3/10 08:00:00 13 3/11 08:44:00 12 24h 44m 5h 21m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 41
Iditarod N 3/11 17:46:00 12 3/11 22:50:00 12 5h 4m 9h 2m 8.86 ✔ ✔ 80
Ophir S 3/12 13:11:00 12 3/12 13:28:00 12 0h 17m 14h 21m 5.57 ✔ ✔ 80
McGrath S 3/12 18:25:00 12 3/12 23:44:00 12 5h 19m 4h 57m 8.28 ✔ ✔ 41
Nikolai S 3/13 06:09:00 12 3/13 10:35:00 11 4h 26m 6h 25m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 48
Rohn S 3/14 01:54:00 11 3/14 03:11:00 11 0h 17m 15h 19m 4.90 ✔ ✔ 75
Rainy Pass S 3/14 07:31:00 11 3/14 07:41:00 11 0h 10m 4h 20m 8.08 ✔ ✔ 35
Finger Lake S 3/14 16:03:00 11 3/14 16:05:00 11 0h 2m 8h 22m 3.59 ✔ ✔ 30
Skwentna S 3/14 22:08:00 11 3/15 06:13:00 11 8h 5m 6h 3m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 40
Deshka Landing S 3/15 16:30:56 11 10h 17m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 67