March 26, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Kristy Berington

Kristy Berington

Bib Number: 73
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Biography

Kristy Berington, 33, operates Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing with her twin sister Anna and her Fiancé 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 8th running of the Iditarod. She moved to Alaska 10 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, commercial fishing, and working with fellow Iditarod musher Scott Jansen. “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 musher’s and their amazing dogs.”

Sponsors

Polar Investments, Toranto Canada
Dr. Michael Montano
Northern Edge Physical Therapy
ECR International, a family of heating and cooling brands
Dunkirk
Janssen Funeral Homes
Halliburton
GBA Corona
Non-stop Dog wear
Alyeska Landscaping, Alaska

Tom Bathey
Kat Berington
Charley Bejna
Kay Polk
Andy Pohl
Vicki Pohl
Chuck Zucker
Mom, Dad, Grandpa and family
Alaska Trauma & Acute Care Surgery


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 13:22:00 16
Nenana 3/06 21:54:00 16 3/06 22:06:00 16 0h 12m 8h 32m 7.03 60
Manley 3/07 12:12:00 16 3/07 17:12:00 15 5h 0m 14h 6m 6.38 90
Tanana 3/08 05:09:00 15 3/08 11:38:00 15 6h 29m 11h 57m 5.52 66
Ruby 3/09 10:19:00 15 3/09 15:48:00 15 5h 29m 22h 41m 5.25 119
Galena 3/09 22:20:00 15 3/10 22:31:00 14 24h 11m 6h 32m 7.65 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 11:35:00 14 3/11 17:04:00 13 5h 29m 13h 4m 6.28 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 11:11:00 13 3/12 19:11:00 13 8h 0m 17h 7m 5.02 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 21:20:00 13 3/12 21:25:00 13 0h 5m 2h 9m 10.23 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 01:46:00 13 3/13 07:11:00 13 5h 25m 4h 21m 10.80 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 22:31:00 13 3/14 04:22:00 12 5h 51m 15h 20m 5.54 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 10:14:00 12 3/14 16:20:00 12 6h 6m 5h 52m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 21:40:00 12 3/15 03:05:00 12 5h 25m 5h 20m 9.38 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 09:07:00 12 3/15 13:54:00 11 4h 47m 6h 2m 7.96 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 20:05:00 11 3/16 05:01:00 10 8h 56m 6h 11m 7.44 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 11:38:00 10 3/16 11:40:00 10 0h 2m 6h 37m 8.31 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 14:29:53 10 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22