October 16, 2017

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Ketil Reitan

Ketil Reitan

Bib Number: 6
Hometown: Kaktovik, Alaska
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Biography

Ketil Reitan, 55, was born in Trondheim, Norway. He received his Master’s Degree in Fisheries Science from the University of Tromso, having written his thesis on whaling. He came to Alaska in 1987 to do fieldwork on Inuit whaling for that Master’s. He met his wife in Kaktovik. Since 2010, he’s been taking people out by boat to photograph the polar bears around Kaktovik. When he was in high school in Norway he became a member of the mushing club. He ran the Finnnmark race in 1986. Now he is the only musher to have finished the five longest sled dog races: the Iditarod four times, the Yukon Quest, La Grande Odyssee, the Hope Race from Nome to Anadyr, Chukotka and the Finnmarksløpet. Ketil is married to Evelyn and they are the parents of Vebjorn, age 19, and Martin, age 17.


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:08:00 16 3/05 10:08:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:08:00 16
Yentna 3/06 17:53:00 16 3/06 17:56:00 16 0h 3m 3h 45m 11.20 42
Skwentna 3/06 21:06:00 16 3/07 02:21:00 16 5h 15m 3h 10m 9.47 30
Finger Lake 3/07 07:01:00 16 3/07 07:27:00 16 0h 26m 4h 40m 8.57 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 16:20:00 16 3/07 16:28:00 15 0h 8m 8h 53m 3.38 30
Rohn 3/07 21:01:00 15 3/07 21:33:00 15 0h 32m 4h 33m 7.69 35
Nikolai 3/08 11:43:00 15 3/08 15:43:00 13 4h 0m 14h 10m 5.29 75
McGrath 3/08 21:42:00 13 3/08 23:58:00 9 2h 16m 5h 59m 8.02 48
Takotna 3/09 02:25:00 9 3/09 02:27:00 9 0h 2m 2h 27m 7.35 18
Ophir 3/09 05:30:00 9 3/10 08:10:00 9 26h 40m 3h 3m 7.54 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 21:56:00 9 3/10 22:16:00 9 0h 20m 13h 46m 5.30 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 13:28:00 9 3/11 17:58:00 8 4h 30m 15h 12m 4.61 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 23:45:00 8 3/12 07:52:00 7 8h 7m 5h 47m 8.65 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 15:08:00 7 3/12 21:25:00 7 6h 17m 7h 16m 5.09 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 01:58:00 7 3/13 08:40:00 7 5h 42m 4h 33m 10.33 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 22:22:00 7 3/14 02:38:00 7 4h 16m 13h 42m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 08:33:00 7 3/14 11:56:00 7 3h 23m 5h 55m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 19:51:00 7 3/15 01:40:00 6 5h 49m 7h 55m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 08:01:00 6 3/15 10:01:00 6 2h 0m 6h 21m 7.56 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 17:04:00 6 3/16 01:04:00 5 8h 0m 7h 3m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 08:41:00 5 3/16 08:42:00 5 0h 1m 7h 37m 7.22 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 12:18:33 5 3h 36m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 22