June 20, 2018

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2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Ellen Halverson

Ellen Halverson

Bib Number: 30
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Biography

Ellen Halverson, 56, was born and raised in North Dakota. She received her degree in Biology and Music Education at Concordia College in Minnesota and then went to medical school in North Dakota. She has been a psychiatrist since 1991. She moved to Alaska in 1998 for a job at the Alaska Guidance Clinic, which is now Providence Behavioral Medicine. Ellen began mushing when she moved to Alaska and finished the Iditarod in 2007. “I have a passion for running dogs, Iditarod is the goal for myself and my tem. Planning and preparing for Iditarod increases motivation and structure for us. As I work and am a single parent, it is a challenge to keep on schedule with our training. In recent years, the warm weather and lack of snow have contributed to training challenges. I learn so much during Iditarod. This past year I felt significant improvement with dog care and check point routine. Now we just have to go faster!” Ellen has a son, Peter, age 13. She lists her hobbies as Icelandic horses.


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 11:03:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 14:48:00 12 3h 45m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 11:03:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 12:24:00 16 3/03 12:26:00 16 0h 2m 1h 21m 10.37 14
Yentna Station 3/03 18:48:00 16 6h 22m 8.17 52
Skwentna 3/04 05:21:00 16 34
Finger Lake 3/04 19:42:00 16 3/05 06:30:00 16 10h 48m 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 11:43:00 16 3/05 19:21:00 16 7h 38m 5h 13m 5.75 30
Rohn 3/06 00:54:00 16 3/06 11:30:00 16 10h 36m 5h 33m 8.65 48
Nikolai 3/07 05:30:00 16 3/07 19:22:00 15 13h 52m 18h 0m 5.17 93
McGrath 3/08 01:22:00 15 3/08 05:25:00 15 4h 3m 6h 0m 8.00 48
Takotna 3/09 03:22:00 15 21h 57m 1.05 ✔ Scratched 23