May 25, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Charley Bejna

Charley Bejna

Bib Number: 26
Hometown: Addison, IL
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Biography

Charley Bejna, 44, a self-described adventurer, was born and raised in Addison, Illinois. He first came to Alaska in 1991 with his dad and toured most of the State. He says he has had an interest in the Iditarod from early on. “I flew up to see the Iditarod in 2006 and became interested in running dogs after that.” Charley was an Idita-Rider with Bruce Linton in 2007 and a handler and tag sled driver for GB Jones, he is now musher. He has owned Charley’s Landscaping Co. for the past 27 years and currently operates the company in the summer months in Addison, Illinois. He also owns 31 sled dogs, including several retired ones, at his kennel in Knik. Charley has been a type 1 Diabetic (insulin pump dependent) for the past 17 years. “Managing my Diabetes on a daily basis is definitely a challenge. I am entering the 2018 Iditarod to enjoy the race, spend time with my dogs and see the beauty that Alaska has to offer. As a type 1 Diabetic, I want to show other diabetics that you can still live a normal life, even with Diabetes, as long as you take care of yourself to the best of your ability.” This will be Charley’s sixth Iditarod, and he says “A Big thanks to my dogs, my family, friends and everyone else who support me in running the Iditarod Race.”


2014 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 10:52:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:48:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:26:00 16 3/02 18:35:00 16 0h 9m 3h 38m 11.56 42
Skwentna 3/02 21:39:00 16 3/03 03:08:00 16 5h 29m 3h 4m 9.78 30
Finger Lake 3/03 07:38:00 16 3/03 10:55:00 16 3h 17m 4h 30m 8.89 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 14:20:00 16 3/03 18:18:00 16 3h 58m 3h 25m 8.78 30
Rohn 3/03 23:25:00 16 3/04 05:09:00 16 5h 44m 5h 7m 6.84 35
Nikolai 3/04 21:02:00 16 3/05 05:22:00 15 8h 20m 15h 53m 4.72 75
McGrath 3/05 11:11:00 15 3/05 16:44:00 15 5h 33m 5h 49m 8.25 48
Takotna 3/05 19:03:00 15 3/05 19:10:00 14 0h 7m 2h 19m 7.77 18
Ophir 3/05 21:44:00 14 3/06 23:12:00 13 25h 28m 2h 34m 8.96 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/07 08:44:00 13 3/07 15:19:00 13 6h 35m 9h 32m 7.66 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/08 01:25:00 13 3/08 09:44:00 13 8h 19m 10h 6m 6.93 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/08 15:45:00 13 3/08 22:05:00 12 6h 20m 6h 1m 8.31 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/09 05:26:00 12 3/09 12:39:00 12 7h 13m 6h 21m 5.83 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/09 17:08:00 12 3/09 23:18:00 12 6h 10m 4h 29m 10.48 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/10 14:57:00 12 3/10 20:37:00 11 5h 40m 15h 39m 5.43 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 06:44:00 11 3/12 00:09:00 11 17h 25m 10h 7m 3.95 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 07:43:00 11 3/12 14:54:00 11 7h 11m 7h 34m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 20:28:00 11 3/13 03:05:00 11 6h 37m 5h 34m 8.62 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 10:37:00 11 3/13 18:43:00 11 8h 6m 7h 32m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 02:05:00 11 3/14 02:16:00 10 0h 11m 7h 22m 7.47 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 09:01:10 10 6h 45m 3.26 ✔ ✔ 22