April 22, 2017

Musher Details

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Charley Bejna

Bib Number: 46
Hometown: Addison, IL
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Biography

Charley Bejna, 43, a self-described adventurer, was born and raised in Addison, Illinois. Charley has owned and operated Charley’s Landscaping Company for 26 years. His attraction to the last frontier began when he first came to Alaska in 1991 with his dad. They toured most of the State together. He participated in the 2007 Iditarod as Bruce Linton’s Idita-Rider and as his tag sled rider in 2008. Also in 2008, he met GB Jones at his kennel where he drove a small team down the trail. He then became GB’s handler and worked as his tag sled driver in the 2011 Iditarod, which sealed his interest in racing. Charley says, “I am entering the 2017 Iditarod to enjoy the race and spend time with my dogs. As a Type 1 diabetic, I want to show other diabetics that you can still live a normal life as long as you take care of yourself.”

Sponsors

Charley's Landscaping Co.
Anna/Kristy Berington
Jason Tranchitella
GB Jones
John/Alison Hitzker
Jayant Radhakrishnam MD
Mike/Lisa Chester
St. Thomas of Villanova School
Shirley Thomas
Frank & Yvonne Ogden
Robert/Marianne Bejna
Butch Bejna

Berdella Bogard
Guzman Family
Glen Crest Middle School
Deanna Stotts & Family
Elizabeth M. Meyer
Central Service & Repair
Janson/Stacey Cardy
Susan Laugal
Sondra Davis
Arthur Schwebke
William McCormick


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 12:28:00 16
Nenana 3/06 18:07:00 16 3/07 00:22:00 16 6h 15m 5h 39m 10.62 60
Manley 3/07 14:59:00 16 3/07 19:41:00 15 4h 42m 14h 37m 6.16 90
Tanana 3/08 08:07:00 15 3/08 15:01:00 15 6h 54m 12h 26m 5.31 66
Ruby 3/09 12:10:00 15 3/09 19:18:00 15 7h 8m 21h 9m 5.63 119
Galena 3/10 01:55:00 15 3/11 03:18:00 14 25h 23m 6h 37m 7.56 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 17:43:00 14 3/12 00:10:00 14 6h 27m 14h 25m 5.69 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 17:32:00 14 3/12 17:45:00 14 0h 13m 16h 22m 5.25 ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 20:02:00 14 3/13 05:42:00 14 9h 40m 2h 17m 9.64 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 09:50:00 14 3/13 16:40:00 14 6h 50m 4h 8m 11.37 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 07:53:00 14 3/14 16:18:00 14 8h 25m 15h 13m 5.59 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 21:26:00 14 3/15 10:08:00 14 12h 42m 5h 8m 7.79 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 15:35:00 14 3/15 21:32:00 14 5h 57m 5h 27m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 03:12:00 14 3/16 09:49:00 12 6h 37m 5h 40m 8.47 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 15:33:00 12 3/16 23:46:00 10 8h 13m 5h 44m 8.02 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 06:14:00 10 3/17 06:16:00 10 0h 2m 6h 28m 8.51 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 09:30:21 10 3h 14m 6.80 ✔ ✔ 22