September 26, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Kjetil Backen

Kjetil Backen

Bib Number: 56
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.

Awards

First to the Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo

2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 12:01:00 12
BLM 3/12 04:20:00 13 3/12 12:20:00 13 8h 0m 136h 19m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/12 19:51:00 13 3/13 00:51:00 12 5h 0m 7h 31m 4.12 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 07:35:00 12 3/13 07:44:00 12 0h 9m 6h 44m 2.52 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/13 14:22:00 12 3/13 20:28:00 12 6h 6m 6h 38m 5.13 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/14 11:25:00 12 3/14 16:31:00 10 5h 6m 14h 57m 3.01 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/14 22:34:00 10 3/15 04:37:00 10 6h 3m 6h 3m 4.96 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/15 11:39:00 10 3/15 14:18:00 10 2h 39m 7h 2m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/15 21:52:00 10 3/15 23:15:00 8 1h 23m 7h 34m 12.29 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/16 06:31:00 8 3/16 14:31:00 8 8h 0m 7h 16m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/16 22:12:00 8 3/16 22:13:00 8 0h 1m 7h 41m 2.99 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 11:15:00 3/11 17:08:00 13 5h 53m -131h -58m -0.29 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 01:04:00 3/11 01:07:00 14 0h 3m -17h -4m -3.52 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 13:03:00 -109h -4m -1.03 112
Galena 3/07 11:48:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 15:12:00 16 16 3h 24m 15.29 52
Kaltag 3/07 18:36:00 16 16 42
Unalakleet 3/08 04:17:00 16 3/08 04:23:00 16 0h 6m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 07:41:00 16 3/08 11:39:00 15 3h 58m 3h 18m 12.12 40
Koyuk 3/08 15:28:00 15 3/08 23:32:00 15 8h 4m 3h 49m 15.20 58
Elim 3/09 07:01:00 15 3/09 13:33:00 14 6h 32m 7h 29m 6.41 48
White Mountain 3/09 19:16:00 14 3/09 19:19:00 14 0h 3m 5h 43m 8.05 46
Safety 3/09 21:34:00 14 3/10 22:38:00 14 25h 4m 2h 15m 24.44 ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 01:11:02 146h 33m 0.15 ✔ ✔ 22