December 12, 2018

Musher Details

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Kjetil Backen

Bib Number: 42
Hometown: Porsgrunn, NORWAY


Biography

Kjetil Backen, 38, was born and raised in Norway. He began mushing in 1996 and ran mid distance races in Norway. He became interested in the Iditarod because he wanted to run longer races than were in Norway. A service technician for the last 16 years, Kjetil says he enjoys fishing and hunting. He is married to Ingrid and they have two children: Emil Andreas, age 7 and Helene, age 6.


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:30:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:20:00 16
Yentna 3/02 18:58:00 16 3/02 19:01:00 16 0h 3m 3h 38m 11.56 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:17:00 16 3/03 00:15:00 16 1h 58m 3h 16m 10.41 34
Finger Lake 3/03 05:09:00 16 3/03 09:55:00 15 4h 46m 4h 54m 9.18 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 13:17:00 15 3/03 13:21:00 15 0h 4m 3h 22m 8.91 30
Rohn 3/03 17:41:00 15 3/04 01:11:00 15 7h 30m 4h 20m 11.08 48
Nikolai 3/04 10:39:00 15 3/04 17:22:00 15 6h 43m 9h 28m 7.92 75
McGrath 3/04 23:56:00 15 3/04 23:58:00 15 0h 2m 6h 34m 8.22 54
Takotna 3/05 02:27:00 15 3/06 04:17:00 15 25h 50m 2h 29m 7.25 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 06:53:00 15 3/06 06:58:00 15 0h 5m 2h 36m 9.62 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/06 20:35:00 15 3/07 01:00:00 14 4h 25m 13h 37m 4.33 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 13:37:00 14 3/07 21:37:00 14 8h 0m 12h 37m 8.88 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 04:45:00 14 3/08 09:29:00 14 4h 44m 7h 8m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 17:19:00 14 3/08 21:36:00 14 4h 17m 7h 50m 6.64 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 04:12:00 14 3/09 10:21:00 13 6h 9m 5h 36m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/09 21:48:00 13 3/10 02:57:00 13 5h 9m 11h 27m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 09:45:00 13 3/10 14:29:00 13 4h 44m 6h 48m 6.18 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 21:56:00 13 3/11 03:38:00 13 5h 42m 7h 27m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 10:40:00 13 3/11 11:25:00 13 0h 45m 7h 2m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 18:17:00 13 3/12 02:24:00 11 8h 7m 6h 52m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 09:26:00 11 3/12 09:26:00 11 0h 0m 7h 2m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 12:25:26 11 2h 59m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 22