February 21, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Mats Pettersson

Mats Pettersson

Bib Number: 55
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

Kiruna Sleddog Tours
Apetitt Dog Food
Non Stop Dogwear
Plus Minus Noll

Priima Dog Meat
Dog Vitality
Craft Winter Clothes
Vildmannens Drag


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 11:56:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:46:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:05:00 16 3/09 17:33:00 16 0h 28m 5h 19m 11.29 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 05:22:00 16 3/10 11:27:00 16 6h 5m 11h 49m 7.62 90
Tanana 3/10 19:13:00 16 3/11 03:31:00 16 8h 18m 7h 46m 8.50 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/11 23:41:00 16 3/12 06:04:00 16 6h 23m 20h 10m 5.90 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 12:46:00 16 3/13 13:34:00 15 24h 48m 6h 42m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 03:21:00 15 3/14 10:50:00 14 7h 29m 13h 47m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 00:21:00 14 3/15 05:49:00 14 5h 28m 13h 31m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 08:15:00 14 3/15 08:25:00 14 0h 10m 2h 26m 9.04 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 13:30:00 14 3/15 18:42:00 13 5h 12m 5h 5m 9.25 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 11:38:00 13 3/16 17:59:00 13 6h 21m 16h 56m 5.02 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/17 00:37:00 13 3/17 06:43:00 13 6h 6m 6h 38m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 14:25:00 13 3/17 20:00:00 12 5h 35m 7h 42m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/18 03:04:00 12 3/18 07:32:00 12 4h 28m 7h 4m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 15:21:00 12 3/18 23:26:00 12 8h 5m 7h 49m 5.88 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 07:00:00 12 3/19 07:03:00 12 0h 3m 7h 34m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 10:11:21 12 3h 8m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 22