September 30, 2023

Musher Details

2010 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Yuta Takagi

Yuta Takagi

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Yuta, 16, has been running dogs since he was ten when he went on a play date at Larisa Myers-McCoin’s house and she let him stand on a sled. “There are four sleddogs in my free run dog yard. The two girls don’t get along. So they time share the yard, with one in the kennel while the other is out. These dogs ran the Jr. Iditarod with me in 2008 and we had such a great time that we are doing it again. The rest of my team comes from Larisa Myers McCoin’s kennel. I will be running puppies and grand puppies of the dogs I first mushed. I am a sophomore at South Anchorage High School and ski on the cross country ski team. I sometimes skijor with my dogs, too. When I am not doing something outside in the cold, my passion is music. I play the piano and compose my own music. You may have heard me playing my keyboard at the downtown Anchorage outdoor market in the summer. This will be my last Jr. Iditarod because next year I will be a foreign exchange student in South America.” After graduation Yuta plans to go to college and hopes to continue recreational mushing.


Larisa Myers-McCoin
Lynn McCoin
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June Takagi

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2010 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Start 02/27/2010 10:26:00 9 0
Su River Crossing (Out) 02/27/2010 15:18:00 9 02/27/2010 15:18:00 9 0h 0m 4h 52m 8.22 40
Eagle Song (Out) 02/27/2010 17:22:00 9 02/27/2010 17:38:00 9 0h 16m 2h 4m 7.26 15
Yentna Station 02/27/2010 21:01:45 9 02/28/2010 06:01:45 8 9h 0m 3h 23m 5.91 20
Eagle Song (In) 02/28/2010 09:25:00 8 02/28/2010 09:40:00 6 0h 15m 3h 23m 5.91 20
Su River Crossing (In) 02/28/2010 12:30:00 6 02/28/2010 12:30:00 6 0h 0m 2h 50m 5.29 15
Finish 02/28/2010 20:03:25 6 7h 33m 5.30 Finished 40