February 20, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Mats Pettersson

Mats Pettersson

Bib Number: 36
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
Axaeco Sleddog Equipment
Royal Canin
Dog Vitality

Lapland Resorts
Vildmannes Sleddog Equipment
Oinakka
Snorre Naess


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 11:14:00 16 3/05 11:14:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 15:08:00 16
Yentna 3/06 18:57:00 16 3/06 19:20:00 16 0h 23m 3h 49m 11.00 42
Skwentna 3/06 22:33:00 16 3/07 02:06:00 16 3h 33m 3h 13m 9.33 30
Finger Lake 3/07 06:50:00 16 3/07 10:13:00 16 3h 23m 4h 44m 8.45 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 14:00:00 16 3/07 17:39:00 16 3h 39m 3h 47m 7.93 30
Rohn 3/07 22:28:00 16 3/08 03:55:00 16 5h 27m 4h 49m 7.27 35
Nikolai 3/08 13:53:00 16 3/08 18:18:00 4h 25m 9h 58m 7.53 75
McGrath 3/09 00:24:00 15 3/09 00:53:00 15 0h 29m 6h 6m 7.87 48
Takotna 3/09 03:29:00 15 3/10 05:09:00 15 25h 40m 2h 36m 6.92 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 07:39:00 15 3/10 07:47:00 14 0h 8m 2h 30m 9.20 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 20:57:00 14 3/11 04:24:00 14 7h 27m 13h 10m 5.54 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 15:13:00 14 3/11 23:13:00 14 8h 0m 10h 49m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 05:05:00 14 3/12 09:30:00 14 4h 25m 5h 52m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 16:34:00 14 3/12 21:36:00 13 5h 2m 7h 4m 5.24 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 03:18:00 13 3/13 08:58:00 13 5h 40m 4h 42m 10.00 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 22:13:00 13 3/14 04:07:00 13 5h 54m 13h 15m 6.42 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 09:39:00 13 3/14 14:06:00 13 4h 27m 5h 32m 7.23 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 21:25:00 13 3/15 04:13:00 13 6h 48m 7h 19m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 10:19:00 13 3/15 11:14:00 13 0h 55m 6h 6m 7.87 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 17:40:00 13 3/16 01:40:00 13 8h 0m 6h 26m 7.15 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 08:40:00 13 3/16 08:41:00 13 0h 1m 7h 0m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 11:44:27 13 3h 3m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 22