Aliy
Zirkle

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Aliy was within an hour of winning the Iditarod Championship in 2012. She finished second once again in 2013 but this time she was only 24 minutes behind. 2014 is just around the corner.

Bio
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Bio

Hometown: Two Rivers, AK

Aliy Zirkle, 43, was born in New Hampshire. She spent her childhood in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, and Missouri. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Biology and came to Alaska in 1990, where she lived in a wall tent on the Alaskan Peninsula and worked for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. She moved from the "booming metropolis of Bettles, Alaska" to Two Rivers14 years ago and says she “enjoys the community and the surrounding wild lands.”

She began mushing in 1993 and said she started by running a trap line, then ran (and won) the Yukon Quest and now she's doing the Iditarod. For the last eight years has been a dog musher and a carpenter. She says that sled dogs are her life and her passion. She enjoys watching puppies grow, learn and eventually become part of a team with their siblings. "I consider the Iditarod not only a competition of the highest caliber, but also a celebration of true Arctic transportation. "I appreciate the trail crossing the magnificent state of Alaska and can think of no better mode of transportation I'd prefer than a dog team." Aliy is a member of the Two Rivers Dog Mushers and the IOFC. Aliy lists her occupation as “dog musher” and has finished the Iditarod 10 years.

She is married to Allen Moore, also a musher, shares a kennel and has two adult step children, Bridgett and Jennifer. She says she enjoys guiding novice dog mushers on wilderness adventure trips around Alaska and lists her hobby as "sitting in the hot tub watching the Northern Lights."

Results

Aliy was a musher in the 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (2nd)
Aliy was a musher in the 2011 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (11th)
Aliy was a musher in the 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (16th)
Aliy was a musher in the 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (17th)
Aliy was a musher in the 2008 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (21st)
Aliy was a musher in the 2007 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (28th)
Aliy was a musher in the 2006 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (14th)
Aliy was a musher in the 2005 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (11th)
Aliy was a musher in the 2004 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (34th)
Aliy was a musher in the 2003 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (14th)
Aliy was a musher in the 2002 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (29th)
Aliy was a rookie musher in the 2001 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (33rd)

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