June 17, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Kjetil Backen

Kjetil Backen

Bib Number: 52
Hometown: Porsgrunn, NORWAY


Biography

Kjetil Backen, 38, was born and raised in Norway. He began mushing in 1996 and ran mid distance races in Norway. He became interested in the Iditarod because he wanted to run longer races than were in Norway. A service technician for the last 16 years, Kjetil says he enjoys fishing and hunting. He is married to Ingrid and they have two children: Emil Andreas, age 7 and Helene, age 6.


2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 11:52:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 15:00:00 12 3h 8m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 11:52:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 13:07:00 16 3/03 13:09:00 16 0h 2m 1h 15m 11.20 14
Yentna Station 3/03 21:31:00 16 3/03 22:32:00 16 1h 1m 8h 22m 6.22 52
Skwentna 3/04 01:24:00 16 3/04 06:05:00 16 4h 41m 2h 52m 11.86 34
Finger Lake 3/04 10:14:00 16 3/04 10:19:00 16 0h 5m 4h 9m 10.84 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 14:36:00 16 3/04 20:05:00 16 5h 29m 4h 17m 7.00 30
Rohn 3/05 00:10:00 16 3/05 00:20:00 16 0h 10m 4h 5m 11.76 48
Nikolai 3/05 15:24:00 16 3/05 22:00:00 16 6h 36m 15h 4m 6.17 93
McGrath 3/06 03:17:00 16 3/06 03:35:00 16 0h 18m 5h 17m 9.09 48
Takotna 3/06 05:40:00 16 3/07 06:08:00 16 24h 28m 2h 5m 11.04 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 08:30:00 16 3/07 08:59:00 15 0h 29m 2h 22m 16.06 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/07 22:51:00 15 3/08 06:20:00 14 7h 29m 13h 52m 4.33 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/08 15:22:00 14 3/08 23:22:00 13 8h 0m 9h 2m 12.40 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 05:30:00 13 3/09 11:18:00 13 5h 48m 6h 8m 8.48 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 16:47:00 13 3/10 00:33:00 12 7h 46m 5h 29m 9.48 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 04:37:00 12 3/10 09:56:00 11 5h 19m 4h 4m 10.33 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 20:21:00 11 3/11 02:16:00 10 5h 55m 10h 25m 8.64 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 07:43:00 10 3/11 07:50:00 10 0h 7m 5h 27m 7.34 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 14:08:00 10 3/11 19:49:00 10 5h 41m 6h 18m 9.21 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/12 01:11:00 10 3/12 02:25:00 10 1h 14m 5h 22m 8.94 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 07:44:00 10 3/12 15:44:00 10 8h 0m 5h 19m 8.65 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 21:13:00 10 3/12 21:13:00 10 0h 0m 5h 29m 10.03 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 23:47:42 10 2h 34m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 22