January 19, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Matthew Durden

Matthew Durden

Bib Number: 15
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Biography

Matthew Durden, 14, says he started mushing when he was in the third grade because it “looked like fun for the dogs and me.” Randy Cummins has been helping him train and he will be using Randy’s dogs in this, his first, Jr. Iditarod. He has six dogs of his own, but previously he did only sprint mushing. In 2004 he won the Jr. World Championship and was using two of his own dogs. He is an eighth grader and attends the DCS Cyber School and plans to go back to public school for his freshman year in high school. He plans to go to college and says he will “most definitely” continue mushing. He enjoys hunting and fishing when he has time.

Sponsors

Randy Cummins


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Knik Lake (Start) 02/24/2007 10:28:00 10 02/24/2007 10:28:00 10 0h 0m 0
Burma Road (Out) 02/24/2007 11:25:00 10 02/24/2007 11:25:00 10 0h 0m 0h 57m 11.58 11
Big Susitna (Out) 02/24/2007 13:54:00 10 02/24/2007 13:54:00 10 0h 0m 2h 29m 10.47 26
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/24/2007 15:44:00 10 02/24/2007 15:44:00 10 0h 0m 1h 50m 8.18 15
Yentna 02/24/2007 18:06:00 10 02/25/2007 04:30:00 10 10h 24m 2h 22m 10.56 25
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/25/2007 07:11:00 10 02/25/2007 07:11:00 10 0h 0m 2h 41m 9.32 25
Scary Tree (In) 02/25/2007 08:45:00 10 02/25/2007 08:00:00 10 -1h -45m 1h 34m 3.19 5
Willow (Finish) 02/25/2007 15:16:05 11 7h 16m 4.82 35