Jim Lanier

78 year old Yukon Quest rookie

My Sponsors:
Bering Sea Animal Clinic, Eagle River Auto

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Chugiak, AK
Occupation(s): MD, Retired
Kennel Name: Northern Whites
Name Origination: Game winner in a New Year’s Eve party contest with Norman Vaughan
Kennel Bloodlines: White dogs
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 28


Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
42

Tell us about your dogs?
They are a lot tougher than I am.

How did you get started running dogs?
I gave a Siberian Husky pup to my kids for Christmas in 1977 and then ran the Iditarod with Ron Gould in 1979.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The Checkpoints

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Chugiak Dog Musher Association

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
I entered the Yukon Quest to cross it off my bucket list. The goal is to survive.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Classical music, plus that provided by myself for the dogs.

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
We give each litter a theme, e.g. cities in Spain, friends, the cosmos.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2018 Iditarod, 2018 Willow 300