June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » William Kleedehn

William Kleedehn

Bib Number: 66
Hometown: Carcross, Yukon Territory, CANADA
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Biography

William Kleedehn was born in Germany in 1959. In 1981 he came to Canada to start a new life and adventure after a bad traffic accident that made life in Germany boring. He says, “Life was especially boring after I read in our local newspaper how close Rick Swenson lost to Dick Mackey in the 1978 Iditarod. I began mushing in 1983 and racing sled dogs a few years later. I now live near Carcross, Yukon Territory surrounded by mountains and sled dogs with my boys Tim, 16, and Logan, 15. I rent cabins and am a tourist operator as well as a dog musher. I entered the Iditarod because it’s about time!” Kleedhan’s hobbies are hunting, fishing, photography and outdoor stuff.

Awards

Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial — Sponsored by Northern Air Cargo
Rookie of the Year

2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 12:23:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:08:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:54:00 16 3/02 19:57:00 16 0h 3m 3h 46m 11.15 42
Skwentna 3/03 03:52:00 16 3/03 03:57:00 16 0h 5m 7h 55m 4.29 34
Finger Lake 3/03 09:07:00 16 16 5h 10m 8.71 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 17:10:00 16 3/03 17:25:00 16 0h 15m 30
Rohn 3/03 22:34:00 16 3/04 06:00:00 16 7h 26m 5h 9m 9.32 48
Nikolai 3/04 19:12:00 16 3/04 19:21:00 16 0h 9m 13h 12m 5.68 75
McGrath 3/05 02:36:00 16 3/06 03:42:00 14 25h 6m 7h 15m 7.45 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/06 05:53:00 14 3/06 05:55:00 14 0h 2m 2h 11m 8.24 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 08:32:00 14 3/06 08:44:00 14 0h 12m 2h 37m 9.55 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 00:58:00 14 3/07 08:12:00 12 7h 14m 16h 14m 3.63 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 00:17:00 12 3/08 05:30:00 12 5h 13m 16h 5m 6.96 ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 13:07:00 12 3/08 21:07:00 12 8h 0m 7h 37m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 04:25:00 12 3/09 09:43:00 12 5h 18m 6h 18m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 14:49:00 12 3/09 21:28:00 11 6h 39m 5h 6m 8.24 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 09:00:00 11 3/10 15:01:00 11 6h 1m 11h 32m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 22:06:00 11 3/11 03:55:00 10 5h 49m 7h 5m 5.93 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 11:27:00 10 3/11 17:31:00 10 6h 4m 7h 32m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/12 00:35:00 10 3/12 03:44:00 10 3h 9m 7h 4m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 09:59:00 10 3/12 17:59:00 10 8h 0m 6h 15m 7.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 00:42:00 10 3/13 00:44:00 10 0h 2m 6h 43m 8.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 03:50:39 10 3h 6m 7.10 ✔ ✔ 22