June 22, 2024

Musher Details

2008 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Carole Keller

Carole Keller

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Eagle River, Alaska


Carole Keller, 17, began mushing in 2006 with five dogs and she says she had seven by the end of the year. “My mom brought home a five dog team and I was cool enough to get into it.? By 2007 she had 10 dogs and began racing. She finished last year’s Jr. Iditarod and plans to improve her place this year and run more races. “I’m also mentoring a fellow musher who previously ran sprint races. My lead ran in the Iditarod twice as a leader and my original leader was trained by me. I run right out of the driveway, near Eklutna Lake, and occasionally make trips to our cabin for “training week.? Carole is a junior at Chugiak High School. She says she is big into the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program and she enjoys reading, talking to friends, relaxing on line, writing (poetry/short stories) and listening to music. She says that when she graduates she may do a 13th year of school in Germany and wants to go to college and become an interpreter/translator. She says that maybe in time, following college, she’ll get back into mushing.


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Heather Moore/Icicle Kennels
Brenda Burge/Cowabunga Kennels
Mike Tvenge
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Dakota Diggers
Parents, family & friends
Koehler Construction
Konrads Workshop
Fire Lake Landscape Farm
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Woodsong Cabinetry
Tree Farmer/Wolverline Lodge
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Chewies Dog Wash
Eagle River VFW Post 9785
Joe Groh, DVM/Alaska Equine Small Animal Hospital
Janine Herr & Brian Holl
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Rep. Bill Stoltz
Mirror Lake Middle School teachers
Tim Redington

2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Willow Start 02/23/2008 10:26:00 10 02/23/2008 10:26:00 10 0h 0m 0
Susitna River (Out) 02/23/2008 13:31:00 10 02/23/2008 13:31:00 10 0h 0m 3h 5m 9.73 30
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/23/2008 15:14:00 10 02/23/2008 15:14:00 10 0h 0m 1h 43m 8.16 14
Yentna Station (Out) 02/23/2008 18:22:00 10 02/24/2008 04:49:00 9 10h 27m 3h 8m 8.30 26
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/24/2008 10:36:00 9 02/24/2008 10:37:00 7 0h 1m 5h 47m 4.50 26
Susitna River (In) 02/24/2008 12:22:00 7 02/24/2008 12:22:00 7 0h 0m 1h 45m 8.00 14
Willow Finish 02/24/2008 16:22:00 7 4h 0m 7.50 30