July 29, 2014

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Curt Perano

Curt Perano

Bib Number: 45
Hometown: Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
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Biography

Curt Perano, 42, was born in New Zealand and raised in Singapore, Europe, the United States and New Zealand. He began running dogs in 2000 and in 2007 moved to Minnesota to handle and work for Jamie Nelson. He and his wife handled for Jamie Nelson for three and a half years. He says, “Jamie had a big influence on how we run dogs.” After leaving Minnesota, they moved to Atlin, BC, and trained there for a year. As of July 2012, their team is staged out of Willow, Alaska. Over the last five years, he and his wife, Fleur, have built and developed their own team, running and racing in the Lower 48 and then last year, the Iditarod. “I enjoy the outdoors and running dogs, and as a result, distance racing became a natural progression.” “We have established our own sled dog tour business in the southern Alps of New Zealand, Under Dog New Zealand. We have been fortunate to turn our dogs into a full time lifestyle allowing us to enjoy our dogs and the outdoors.” Fleur and Curt are the parents of Wyatt, who will be two old in November, 2014.


2013 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 11:26:00 12
Willow 3/03 15:26:00 16
Yentna 3/03 19:41:00 16 3/03 19:54:00 16 0h 13m 4h 15m 9.88 42
Skwentna 3/04 03:02:00 16 3/04 03:15:00 16 0h 13m 7h 8m 4.21 30
Finger Lake 3/04 12:23:00 16 3/04 12:25:00 16 0h 2m 9h 8m 4.38 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 16:50:00 16 3/04 22:14:00 16 5h 24m 4h 25m 6.79 30
Rohn 3/05 02:57:00 16 3/05 03:12:00 16 0h 15m 4h 43m 7.42 35
Nikolai 3/05 18:40:00 16 3/06 00:45:00 15 6h 5m 15h 28m 4.85 75
McGrath 3/06 06:58:00 15 3/06 07:02:00 15 0h 4m 6h 13m 7.72 48
Takotna 3/06 09:35:00 15 3/07 10:20:00 15 24h 45m 2h 33m 7.06 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 13:10:00 15 3/07 13:21:00 14 0h 11m 2h 50m 8.12 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 05:18:00 14 3/08 11:12:00 14 5h 54m 15h 57m 5.02 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 19:04:00 14 3/09 03:10:00 14 8h 6m 7h 52m 6.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 06:49:00 14 3/09 06:51:00 14 0h 2m 3h 39m 6.85 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 09:21:00 14 3/09 14:55:00 14 5h 34m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 21:56:00 14 3/10 05:14:00 13 6h 18m 7h 1m 8.84 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/10 15:32:00 13 3/10 22:10:00 13 6h 38m 10h 18m 5.83 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/11 14:15:00 13 3/11 18:48:00 12 4h 33m 16h 5m 5.28 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 00:40:00 12 3/12 05:37:00 12 4h 57m 5h 52m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 11:50:00 12 3/12 16:58:00 11 5h 8m 6h 13m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 23:44:00 11 3/13 03:41:00 11 3h 57m 6h 46m 7.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 10:16:00 11 3/13 18:16:00 11 8h 0m 6h 35m 6.99 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 01:21:00 11 3/14 01:22:00 10 0h 1m 7h 5m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 04:21:14 10 2h 59m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 22