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Joar Leifseth Ulsom

Bib Number: 32
Hometown: Mo i Rana, NORWAY
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Biography

In 2020, Joar Leifseth Ulsom will run Iditarod for the eighth time. Born with a love of dogs, Joar, 33, started skijoring in his hometown, Mo I Rana, Norway. From there he ran a variety of small races with borrowed dogs until he started his own kennel in 2008. After developing his kennel in Norway, in 2011 he moved with his kennel, to Alaska and began to pursue a career in mushing. He has enjoyed participating in the Yukon Quest, the Nadezhda Hope Race and the Kuskokwim 300 among other races.

With the aim of providing the best care for the dogs and the highest quality of the sport, Joar is a proud member of the Qrill Pet Mushing Team. He is also a life-time member of Rana Trekk-og Brukshundklubb based in Mo I Rana.

Joar currently resides in Willow, Alaska, with his kennel of Alaskan huskies, a border collie, a fish named Hank and his girlfriend, Margot. When not mushing or taking care of his dogs, Joar enjoys exploring Alaska and all the fun activities that the great state has to offer.

Awards

Jerry Austin Rookie of the Year

2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 11:00:00 12
Willow 3/03 15:00:00 16
Yentna 3/03 19:12:00 16 3/03 19:15:00 16 0h 3m 4h 12m 10.00 42
Skwentna 3/03 22:31:00 16 3/04 02:09:00 16 3h 38m 3h 16m 9.18 30
Finger Lake 3/04 06:30:00 16 3/04 09:14:00 16 2h 44m 4h 21m 9.20 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 12:42:00 16 3/04 16:40:00 15 3h 58m 3h 28m 8.65 30
Rohn 3/04 21:01:00 15 3/05 02:24:00 14 5h 23m 4h 21m 8.05 35
Nikolai 3/05 11:04:00 14 3/05 15:38:00 14 4h 34m 8h 40m 8.65 75
McGrath 3/05 21:22:00 14 3/05 21:24:00 14 0h 2m 5h 44m 8.37 48
Takotna 3/05 23:47:00 14 3/07 00:57:00 14 25h 10m 2h 23m 7.55 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 03:35:00 14 3/07 03:40:00 14 0h 5m 2h 38m 8.73 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 16:33:00 14 3/07 20:50:00 14 4h 17m 12h 53m 6.21 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 04:20:00 14 3/08 04:26:00 14 0h 6m 7h 30m 7.33 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 07:40:00 14 3/08 15:40:00 14 8h 0m 3h 14m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 18:15:00 14 3/08 18:25:00 14 0h 10m 2h 35m 6.97 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 02:16:00 14 3/09 07:04:00 13 4h 48m 7h 51m 7.90 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 16:42:00 13 3/09 20:43:00 12 4h 1m 9h 38m 6.23 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 14:07:00 12 3/10 17:55:00 12 3h 48m 16h 24m 5.18 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 00:36:00 12 3/11 03:18:00 10 2h 42m 6h 41m 5.99 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 10:33:00 10 3/11 15:26:00 10 4h 53m 7h 15m 6.90 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/11 23:03:00 10 3/12 02:19:00 10 3h 16m 7h 37m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 09:17:00 10 3/12 17:17:00 10 8h 0m 6h 58m 6.60 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 00:45:00 10 3/13 00:46:00 10 0h 1m 7h 28m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 03:34:00 10 2h 48m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 22