December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Heather Siirtola

Heather Siirtola

Bib Number: 63
Hometown: Talkeetna, Alaska
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Biography

Heather Siirtola, 33, was born and raised in North Dakota and later moved to Steamboat, Colorado to find sled dogs. She ran sled dog tours at Red Runner Dog Tours and ran a few short races and "was hooked." In September of 2003, she moved to Alaska to handle for Jerry Sousa and Kathleen Holden. After three year of being with them, she acquired he own dogs from their yard. She said," I enjoy the lifestyle of running dogs. I like the different challenges it brings. I have become ‘addicted' to the experience the Iditarod has given to my dogs and me. My dogs are my best friends. There is nothing better to me then spending time with them on the trail." Heather has been a bartender for the last seven years and says she enjoys four wheeling, camping and dogs.

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2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 12:16:00 12
Willow 3/08 16:02:00 16
Yentna 3/08 20:17:00 16 3/08 20:59:00 16 0h 42m 4h 15m 15.53 66
Skwentna 3/09 00:50:00 16 3/09 06:18:00 14 5h 28m 3h 51m 8.83 34
Finger Lake 3/09 12:57:00 14 3/09 18:18:00 14 5h 21m 6h 39m 6.77 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 22:55:00 14 3/10 06:34:00 14 7h 39m 4h 37m 6.50 30
Rohn 3/10 11:46:00 14 3/10 19:52:00 13 8h 6m 5h 12m 9.23 48
Nikolai 3/11 14:13:00 13 3/11 22:51:00 11 8h 38m 18h 21m 4.09 75
McGrath 3/12 07:18:00 11 3/13 07:30:00 11 24h 12m 8h 27m 6.39 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/13 10:18:00 11 3/13 10:35:00 11 0h 17m 2h 48m 6.43 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/13 13:30:00 11 3/13 20:04:00 10 6h 34m 2h 55m 8.57 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/14 14:00:00 10 3/15 00:17:00 10 10h 17m 17h 56m 5.02 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/15 09:28:00 10 3/15 19:30:00 10 10h 2m 9h 11m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/16 00:08:00 10 3/16 12:15:00 10 12h 7m 4h 38m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/16 16:38:00 10 3/17 20:44:00 10 28h 6m 4h 23m 4.11 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/18 11:25:00 10 3/18 17:30:00 10 6h 5m 14h 41m 4.09 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/19 02:20:00 10 3/19 11:15:00 10 8h 55m 8h 50m 7.92 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/20 05:30:00 10 3/20 11:43:00 10 6h 13m 18h 15m 4.93 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/20 17:13:00 10 3/21 01:25:00 10 8h 12m 5h 30m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/21 07:18:00 10 3/21 14:14:00 10 6h 56m 5h 53m 9.86 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/21 20:15:00 10 3/23 00:15:00 10 28h 0m 6h 1m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/23 07:08:00 10 3/23 15:08:00 10 8h 0m 6h 53m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/23 21:50:00 10 3/23 22:25:00 10 0h 35m 6h 42m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/24 01:35:00 10 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22