December 9, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Sven Haltmann

Sven Haltmann

Bib Number: 73
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Sven Haltmann, 33, came to Alaska in 2001 to look for new challenges and opportunities. He for sure found them. He lives with his girlfriend, Jamie Klaes, north of Fairbanks. Together they operate Himalaya Racing Kennel with their 40 sled dogs. Sven raced the last three Iditarod’s finishing in 17th place in 2010. All of his dogs ae pretty much born in his hands. They are in their prime right now, all dogs being between the ages of 2 ½ and 6 ½.  They bring the necessary maturity to the plate to race very competitively in 2011. They are a bunch of maniacs and love to run and race. “I also have 12 dogs in the race pool that have never raced the Iditarod before and all of them are trying to impress Daddy for the next few months until race day. I will probably choose about 4-5 of those as well for the team. I love sled dogs, Alaska and the Iditarod.” In the summer time he operates Colony Glacier Adventures that provides scenic sled dog tours for thrill seeking clients. Sven says, “I’m with my dogs all year long !!! What else can I say but; I’m the luckiest musher ever !!!”

Sponsors

Appenzell Brewing Company, Switzerland;
Gollino Bicycle Shop, Switzerland;
Hotel Stossplatz, Switzerland;
Nadja Haltmann, Switzerland;

Go North/Fairbanks
Big Lake Susitna Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Hermann Steiger


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 12:38:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:22:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:07:00 16 3/03 00:03:00 15 3h 56m 3h 45m 11.20 42
Skwentna 3/03 03:10:00 15 3/03 03:28:00 15 0h 18m 3h 7m 10.91 34
Finger Lake 3/03 15:41:00 15 3/03 20:56:00 15 5h 15m 12h 13m 3.68 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 00:30:00 15 3/04 06:39:00 15 6h 9m 3h 34m 8.41 30
Rohn 3/04 10:42:00 15 3/04 17:00:00 15 6h 18m 4h 3m 11.85 48
Nikolai 3/05 01:31:00 15 3/05 11:35:00 15 10h 4m 8h 31m 8.81 75
McGrath 3/05 17:56:00 15 3/05 18:03:00 14 0h 7m 6h 21m 8.50 54
Takotna 3/05 20:46:00 14 3/06 21:36:00 14 24h 50m 2h 43m 6.63 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 23:45:00 14 3/06 23:55:00 14 0h 10m 2h 9m 11.63 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 13:30:00 14 3/08 00:48:00 14 11h 18m 13h 35m 4.34 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 14:13:00 14 3/09 00:02:00 14 9h 49m 13h 25m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 06:15:00 14 3/09 14:00:00 14 7h 45m 5h 13m 9.97 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 17:58:00 14 3/10 01:56:00 13 7h 58m 3h 58m 13.11 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 06:02:00 13 3/10 12:20:00 13 6h 18m 4h 6m 10.24 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 04:04:00 13 3/11 11:22:00 13 7h 18m 15h 44m 5.72 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 16:20:00 13 3/11 23:00:00 13 6h 40m 4h 58m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 04:23:00 13 3/12 12:27:00 12 8h 4m 5h 23m 8.92 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/12 17:54:00 12 3/12 23:52:00 12 5h 58m 5h 27m 8.81 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 05:11:00 12 3/13 13:11:00 12 8h 0m 5h 19m 8.65 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 18:49:00 12 3/13 19:04:00 12 0h 15m 5h 38m 9.76 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 21:37:50 12 2h 33m 8.63 ✔ ✔ 22