August 18, 2018

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Mats Pettersson

Mats Pettersson

Bib Number: 33
Hometown: Kiruna, SWEDEN
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Biography

Mats Pettersson, 48, was born and raised in Kiruna, Sweden. He worked as a paramedic for 15 years and was a professional ice hockey player (goalkeeper), but a bad snowmobile accident made him give that up and he then focused completely on the dogs and since has has worked full time with his sled dog company, Kiruna Sleddog tours. He ran Norway’s Finmarkslópet seven times and this will be his sixth Iditarod. He loves being outside in the nature, fishing, and is also interested in 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 Kirunasleddogtours.

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