May 25, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Mats Pettersson

Mats Pettersson

Bib Number: 44
Hometown: Kiruna, SWEDEN
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Biography

Mats Pettersson, 47, was born and raised in Kiruna, Sweden. He has been mushing for the last 26 years and has run all the longest races in Scandinavia, including the Finnmarksløpet in Norway five times. He is the Swedish champion in long distance mushing. He has been in the tourism business in Sweden 35 years and currently runs a tourism business just 20 km away from the world famous Ice Hotel in Sweden, Kiruna Sleddog Tours. This will be his fifth Iditarod. He says he has a passion for wildlife and meeting passionate dog people from all over the world. He loves spending time with his family and being involved in his children’s sports. He and his wife, Charlotta, are the parents of Linnea, Clara, Tilda, and Zeb, 7 and Freja, 3. He is a member of Kiruna Slädhundsklubb and says he is very interested in Alaska Husky bloodlines and breedings and has an operation in northern Sweden for this. He’s also been a “half professional” ice hockey player as a goalie.

Sponsors

Non Stop Dogwear, SWEDEN / NORWAY
Priima, SWEDEN
Appetitt Dog Food, NORWAY
Team Sportia, SWEDEN

Axaeco Ab
Haglöfs Sweden Clothes
Craft of Sweden Clothes
Dog Vitality


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 11:32:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:24:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:13:00 16 3/02 19:19:00 16 0h 6m 3h 49m 11.00 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:18:00 16 3/03 02:50:00 16 4h 32m 2h 59m 10.06 30
Finger Lake 3/03 07:12:00 16 3/03 11:11:00 16 3h 59m 4h 22m 9.16 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 14:28:00 16 3/03 18:22:00 16 3h 54m 3h 17m 9.14 30
Rohn 3/03 23:25:00 16 3/04 05:13:00 16 5h 48m 5h 3m 6.93 35
Nikolai 3/04 21:33:00 16 3/05 05:17:00 16 7h 44m 16h 20m 4.59 75
McGrath 3/05 10:30:00 16 3/05 10:40:00 16 0h 10m 5h 13m 9.20 48
Takotna 3/05 12:53:00 16 3/06 13:45:00 15 24h 52m 2h 13m 8.12 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 15:55:00 15 3/06 16:02:00 15 0h 7m 2h 10m 10.62 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/07 02:58:00 15 3/07 09:38:00 15 6h 40m 10h 56m 6.68 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 18:09:00 15 3/08 02:09:00 15 8h 0m 8h 31m 8.22 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/08 07:40:00 15 3/08 12:59:00 15 5h 19m 5h 31m 9.06 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/08 18:15:00 15 3/09 01:14:00 14 6h 59m 5h 16m 7.03 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/09 06:07:00 14 3/09 12:43:00 14 6h 36m 3h 53m 12.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/09 23:27:00 14 3/10 08:35:00 13 9h 8m 10h 44m 7.92 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/10 14:29:00 13 3/11 12:35:00 13 22h 6m 5h 54m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 19:19:00 13 3/12 00:20:00 12 5h 1m 6h 44m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 05:59:00 12 3/12 09:48:00 12 3h 49m 5h 39m 8.50 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 16:08:00 12 3/13 00:08:00 12 8h 0m 6h 20m 7.26 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 06:39:00 12 3/13 06:45:00 12 0h 6m 6h 31m 8.44 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 09:32:05 12 2h 47m 7.90 ✔ ✔ 22