August 20, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Kristy Berington

Kristy Berington

Bib Number: 11
Hometown: Knik, Alaska
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Biography

Kristy Berington, 35, operates Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing with her twin sister Anna and her husband, Andy Pohl, in Knik, Alaska. Mushing dogs has become part of family life. Andy races and trains the dogs, Kat Berington manages their website, Vicki Pohl sews harnesses and dog coats, Ray Pohl runs trail support, and the entire family supports and sponsors from the sideline all the way from Wisconsin to South Carolina. This is Kristy’s 10th running of the Iditarod. She moved to Alaska 12 years ago to learn more about mushing from 1984 Iditarod Champion Dean Osmar in Kasilof. Since then she has raced all over Alaska and into Canada competing in the Yukon Quest, Kusko 300, and Copper Basin 300, just to name a few. “I love endurance sports and adventure!” says the ultra-athlete. “What better way to combine those two factors than running sled dogs in the most beautiful place in the world.” Never sitting still, in the off season Kristy competes in many running races from half marathons to ultra-distances and triathlons with Anna. “Anna and I are always in friendly competition. I’m so proud of her in her mushing and athletic career. And to be a part of it all with her is amazing.” Kristy and Anna pay the bills by doing carpentry work and landscaping. “Thank you to the many fans, friends, family, volunteers and sponsors for making all of this possible. We couldn’t do this without you!” “I’m looking forward to running another Iditarod with my incredible canine athletes! Best of luck to all the mushers and their amazing dogs.”

Sponsors

Luminox
Halliburton
Janssen Funeral Homes
GBA Corona
Gebhardt Construction
Morning View Kennel
Charley's Landscaping
Kasilof Enterprises
Kat Berington
Captain Tom Bathey
Kay Polk

Beatty family
Buy a Round of Kibble
Friends and Family
Pioneer Meats
Rosenberg Family
Alyeska Landscaping
Redington Racing
Snug Harbor Seafood
Stargazer Land and Cattle
Alliance Foot and Ankle /Dr. Ken Swayman


2015 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 10:19:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:18:00 16
Nenana 3/09 15:58:00 16 3/09 20:36:00 16 4h 38m 5h 40m 10.59 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 10:22:00 16 3/10 10:45:00 15 0h 23m 13h 46m 6.54 90
Tanana 3/10 22:00:00 15 3/11 05:02:00 14 7h 2m 11h 15m 5.87 66
Ruby 3/12 01:45:00 14 3/12 10:09:00 14 8h 24m 20h 43m 5.74 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 17:16:00 14 3/13 19:32:00 13 26h 16m 7h 7m 7.03 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 10:13:00 13 3/14 16:35:00 13 6h 22m 14h 41m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 12:32:00 13 3/15 12:38:00 12 0h 6m 19h 57m 4.31 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 14:54:00 12 3/15 20:16:00 12 5h 22m 2h 16m 9.71 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/16 00:53:00 12 3/16 06:50:00 11 5h 57m 4h 37m 10.18 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 22:53:00 11 3/17 04:39:00 11 5h 46m 16h 3m 5.30 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/17 11:05:00 11 3/17 16:18:00 11 5h 13m 6h 26m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 00:23:00 11 3/18 06:58:00 11 6h 35m 8h 5m 6.19 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/18 14:01:00 11 3/18 18:18:00 11 4h 17m 7h 3m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 02:22:00 11 3/19 10:48:00 11 8h 26m 8h 4m 5.70 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 17:54:00 11 3/19 18:00:00 11 0h 6m 7h 6m 7.75 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 21:10:50 11 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22