June 25, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Mats Pettersson

Mats Pettersson

Bib Number: 33
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

Royal Canin
Priima
Oinakka
Snorre Naess
Peter Sohlberg;

Kunz IT Consulting AB
Kiruna Sleddog Tors
Dogvitality
Axaeco (Henry Coronica)
Dr. Carson's Pet Food Supplements


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 12:02:00 16
Nenana 3/06 17:32:00 16 3/06 17:48:00 16 0h 16m 5h 30m 10.91 60
Manley 3/07 09:31:00 16 3/07 13:58:00 15 4h 27m 15h 43m 5.73 90
Tanana 3/07 21:51:00 15 3/08 06:03:00 15 8h 12m 7h 53m 8.37 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 03:21:00 15 3/09 08:44:00 14 5h 23m 21h 18m 5.59 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 15:00:00 14 3/10 16:20:00 14 25h 20m 6h 16m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 02:11:00 14 3/11 08:42:00 14 6h 31m 9h 51m 8.32 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 00:46:00 14 3/12 00:52:00 14 0h 6m 16h 4m 5.35 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 04:17:00 14 3/12 08:42:00 14 4h 25m 2h 25m 9.10 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 13:02:00 14 3/12 13:15:00 12 0h 13m 4h 20m 10.85 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 05:00:00 12 3/13 09:40:00 12 4h 40m 15h 45m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 15:42:00 12 3/13 21:15:00 12 5h 33m 6h 2m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 03:56:00 12 3/14 07:53:00 12 3h 57m 6h 41m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 14:38:00 12 3/14 15:14:00 12 0h 36m 6h 45m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 03:15:00 12 3/15 11:21:00 12 8h 6m 12h 1m 3.83 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 18:46:00 12 3/15 18:46:00 12 0h 0m 7h 25m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 22:00:22 12 3h 14m 6.80 ✔ ✔ 22