June 25, 2017

Musher Details

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Ketil Reitan

Bib Number: 11
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.

Sponsors

Kaktovik Tours LLC
Greg Gulbransen


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 11:18:00 16
Nenana 3/06 16:57:00 16 3/06 19:10:00 16 2h 13m 5h 39m 10.62 60
Manley 3/07 09:09:00 16 3/07 11:39:00 16 2h 30m 13h 59m 6.44 90
Tanana 3/07 22:46:00 16 3/08 07:05:00 14 8h 19m 11h 7m 5.94 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 03:10:00 14 3/09 08:46:00 13 5h 36m 20h 5m 5.93 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 14:05:00 13 3/10 16:09:00 13 26h 4m 5h 19m 9.40 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 03:15:00 13 3/11 08:46:00 13 5h 31m 11h 6m 7.39 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 04:00:00 13 3/12 10:06:00 12 6h 6m 18h 14m 4.72 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 12:44:00 12 3/12 12:47:00 12 0h 3m 2h 38m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 17:12:00 12 3/12 19:50:00 11 2h 38m 4h 25m 10.64 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 14:43:00 11 3/13 19:36:00 11 4h 53m 18h 53m 4.50 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 01:33:00 11 3/14 06:45:00 11 5h 12m 5h 57m 6.72 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 12:45:00 11 3/14 17:05:00 11 4h 20m 6h 0m 8.33 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 23:13:00 11 3/15 03:45:00 11 4h 32m 6h 8m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 09:35:00 11 3/15 17:40:00 10 8h 5m 5h 50m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 23:48:00 10 3/15 23:49:00 10 0h 1m 6h 8m 8.97 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 02:48:58 10 2h 59m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 22