December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Sven Haltmann

Sven Haltmann

Bib Number: 53
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

Alaska Demolition;
NWCOA (National Wildlife Control Operators Association);
GoNorth;
Alaska Travel Center;

Gollino Bicycle Shop;
Big Lake Susitna Vet Hospital;
Wild Alaska Salmon;


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 11:54:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:42:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:35:00 16 3/08 19:40:00 16 0h 5m 3h 53m 17.00 66
Skwentna 3/09 04:17:00 16 3/09 04:28:00 16 0h 11m 8h 37m 3.95 34
Finger Lake 3/09 15:20:00 16 3/09 15:27:00 16 0h 7m 10h 52m 4.14 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 18:47:00 16 3/10 00:31:00 16 5h 44m 3h 20m 9.00 30
Rohn 3/10 04:33:00 16 3/10 04:49:00 15 0h 16m 4h 2m 11.90 48
Nikolai 3/10 21:10:00 15 14 16h 21m 4.59 75
McGrath 3/11 12:48:00 14 3/11 12:56:00 14 0h 8m 54
Takotna 3/11 15:14:00 14 3/12 15:44:00 14 24h 30m 2h 18m 7.83 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 18:25:00 14 3/12 23:00:00 12 4h 35m 2h 41m 9.32 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 13:30:00 12 3/13 19:57:00 12 6h 27m 14h 30m 6.21 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 02:33:00 12 3/14 09:02:00 12 6h 29m 6h 36m 9.85 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 11:46:00 12 3/14 11:52:00 12 0h 6m 2h 44m 9.15 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 14:15:00 12 3/14 21:10:00 11 6h 55m 2h 23m 7.55 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 05:00:00 11 3/15 14:20:00 10 9h 20m 7h 50m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/16 00:21:00 10 3/16 11:51:00 10 11h 30m 10h 1m 6.99 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/17 02:25:00 10 3/17 21:10:00 10 18h 45m 14h 34m 6.18 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 06:28:00 10 3/18 06:45:00 10 0h 17m 9h 18m 4.30 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 12:06:00 10 3/18 16:30:00 10 4h 24m 5h 21m 10.84 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 22:09:00 10 3/19 02:44:00 10 4h 35m 5h 39m 8.50 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 08:37:00 10 3/19 16:37:00 10 8h 0m 5h 53m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 22:41:00 10 3/19 22:44:00 10 0h 3m 6h 4m 9.07 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 01:41:59 10 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22