June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2010 Iditarod » Mushers » Sam Deltour

Sam Deltour

Bib Number: 66
Hometown: Sint-Kruis, BELGIUM
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Biography

Sam Deltour, 24, was born in Belgium. He received his bachelor’s degree in Medicine and is now in his fifth year of medical studies. He saw a documentary about the Iditarod on the National Geographic Channel when he was 12 and became interested in mushing. So he began mushing in 2006 and came to Alaska and trained at the Seavey Kennels to run the 2008 Iditarod. At some point during that time, he says, "I started noticing a lot of parallels between mushing and Multiple Sclerosis. Slowly, continuously and unpredictable physical functions decrease. Every day is a new challenge, planning difficult, fatigue a given. There were times when I ran Iditarod I could barely stand on my feet cause I was so tired. My mother was a huge source of inspiration for me during such moments. I would like to dedicate every mile I travel and take care of my beloved canine athletes and friends to the one who took such good care of me all those years and to everyone who's living with the same challenges she has to face everyday." Sam finished in 2008 with his sixteen athletes in harness fulfilling a childhood dream.” He says that last winter he was back in medical school and “the musher inside of me was getting pretty bored. I wanted to learn more, experience more, at the same time, I wanted to give more to the dogs. Don’t ask me why I felt like keeping on freezing off brain cells and putting my toes on the line…… Thanks to an athletes status I can run some races during the winter and study over the summer.” Same enjoys kite surfing, playing the guitar and reading.

Awards

Most Improved Musher — Sponsored by Horizon Lines

2010 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 12:23:00 12
Willow 3/07 16:08:00 16
Yentna Station 3/07 20:10:00 16 3/07 23:44:00 16 3h 34m 4h 2m 11.16 45
Skwentna 3/08 02:57:00 16 3/08 08:48:00 16 5h 51m 3h 13m 10.57 34
Finger Lake 3/08 14:07:00 16 3/08 20:06:00 14 5h 59m 5h 19m 8.46 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 00:30:00 14 3/09 10:50:00 14 10h 20m 4h 24m 6.82 30
Rohn 3/09 15:24:00 14 3/10 02:15:00 14 10h 51m 4h 34m 10.51 48
Nikolai 3/10 13:59:00 14 3/10 22:00:00 13 8h 1m 11h 44m 6.39 75
McGrath 3/11 03:26:00 13 3/11 06:30:00 13 3h 4m 5h 26m 9.94 54
Takotna 3/11 08:36:00 13 3/12 08:49:00 13 24h 13m 2h 6m 8.57 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 11:02:00 13 3/12 11:08:00 13 0h 6m 2h 13m 11.28 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/13 03:21:00 13 3/13 12:08:00 13 8h 47m 16h 13m 3.64 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/14 01:20:00 13 3/14 11:15:00 13 8h 55m 13h 12m 8.48 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/14 17:11:00 13 3/15 01:00:00 13 7h 49m 5h 56m 8.76 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/15 06:41:00 13 3/15 14:18:00 13 7h 37m 5h 41m 9.15 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/15 18:07:00 13 3/16 02:13:00 12 8h 6m 3h 49m 11.00 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/16 19:07:00 12 3/17 00:49:00 12 5h 42m 16h 54m 5.33 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/17 06:03:00 12 3/17 11:28:00 12 5h 25m 5h 14m 8.03 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/17 17:11:00 12 3/17 23:16:00 12 6h 5m 5h 43m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/18 04:47:00 12 3/18 08:57:00 12 4h 10m 5h 31m 8.70 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 14:13:00 12 3/18 22:17:00 12 8h 4m 5h 16m 8.73 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 04:25:00 12 3/19 04:26:00 12 0h 1m 6h 8m 8.97 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 07:06:00 12 2h 40m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 22