May 20, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Lev Shvarts

Lev Shvarts

Bib Number: 40
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Lev Shvarts, 38, says he was born in a country which no longer exists, and is now a proud US citizen. He grew up in the Boston area, got a BS in Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. He went back to work in Massachusetts but decided to leave a perfectly good career in engineering to pursue dog mushing. He moved to Willow, Alaska in 2011. “I am now a self-employed contractor and operate a short-run manufacturing and light fabrication / machine shop. I’m coming back to the race I love with a young team, which will prove interesting. I’m married to my lovely and supportive wife Melissa, who puts up with more than she should.” His hobbies include tinkering, tools, and tattoos.

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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 11:23:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:16:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:12:00 16 3/09 23:28:00 16 6h 16m 5h 56m 10.11 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 14:05:00 16 3/10 19:27:00 14 5h 22m 14h 37m 6.16 90
Tanana 3/11 08:25:00 14 3/11 13:39:00 12 5h 14m 12h 58m 5.09 66
Ruby 3/12 14:37:00 12 3/12 19:35:00 12 4h 58m 24h 58m 4.77 119
Galena 3/13 02:52:00 12 3/14 04:10:00 12 25h 18m 7h 17m 6.86 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 20:24:00 12 3/15 05:35:00 11 9h 11m 16h 14m 5.05 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 22:15:00 11 3/16 04:20:00 11 6h 5m 16h 40m 5.16 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/16 06:59:00 11 3/16 09:30:00 11 2h 31m 2h 39m 8.30 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/16 15:02:00 11 3/17 03:56:00 11 12h 54m 5h 32m 8.49 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 22:20:00 11 3/18 05:00:00 10 6h 40m 18h 24m 4.62 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/18 11:47:00 10 3/19 09:28:00 10 21h 41m 6h 47m 5.90 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 18:29:00 10 3/20 02:13:00 9 7h 44m 9h 1m 5.55 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/20 09:21:00 9 3/20 14:56:00 9 5h 35m 7h 8m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 22:07:00 9 3/21 06:07:00 9 8h 0m 7h 11m 6.40 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 12:52:00 9 3/21 13:01:00 9 0h 9m 6h 45m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 16:03:39 9 3h 2m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 22