May 27, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Mats Pettersson

Mats Pettersson

Bib Number: 3
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

Kiruna Sleddog tours
Swedish centerlines
Non stop Dogwear
Mountain Hardwear
Axaeco

Priima meat
Nordisk Hundmassaje
Canelana
Royal Canin
Kipmikk Dog booties


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 14:02:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:05:00 16 3/04 18:12:00 16 0h 7m 4h 3m 10.37 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:32:00 16 3/05 01:35:00 16 4h 3m 3h 20m 9.00 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:20:00 16 3/05 09:19:00 16 2h 59m 4h 45m 8.42 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:55:00 16 3/05 16:55:00 16 4h 0m 3h 36m 8.33 30
Rohn 3/05 21:05:00 16 3/06 02:55:00 16 5h 50m 4h 10m 8.40 35
Nikolai 3/06 11:48:00 16 3/06 16:51:00 16 5h 3m 8h 53m 8.44 75
McGrath 3/06 23:46:00 16 3/07 00:22:00 16 0h 36m 6h 55m 6.94 48
Takotna 3/07 02:52:00 16 3/08 05:02:00 16 26h 10m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 07:28:00 16 3/08 07:35:00 15 0h 7m 2h 26m 9.45 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 20:31:00 15 3/09 02:15:00 14 5h 44m 12h 56m 6.19 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 14:00:00 14 3/09 14:27:00 14 0h 27m 11h 45m 4.68 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 21:03:00 14 3/09 21:07:00 14 0h 4m 6h 36m 3.79 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 23:56:00 14 3/10 07:57:00 13 8h 1m 2h 49m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 06:00:00 3/11 10:40:00 12 4h 40m 21h 3m 5.80 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 02:29:00 12 3/12 07:38:00 12 5h 9m 15h 49m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 14:10:00 12 3/12 20:17:00 11 6h 7m 6h 32m 6.12 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 05:26:00 11 3/13 12:13:00 11 6h 47m 9h 9m 5.46 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 19:11:00 11 3/14 02:00:00 11 6h 49m 6h 58m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 09:08:00 11 3/14 17:08:00 11 8h 0m 7h 8m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 23:19:00 11 3/14 23:20:00 11 0h 1m 6h 11m 8.89 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 01:55:23 11 2h 35m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 22