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Joar Leifseth Ulsom

Bib Number: 16
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.

Sponsors

Helgelands Sparebank
Joyce and Peter Duncan
Trust Forwarding
NPS Shared Beringian Heritage Program
Klattermusen
Canelana
Rana Trekk & Brukshundklub;
Handler Import
AMFI

Chukotka Discovery
Connectria
Arctic Chiropractic West Mat-Su
Non-Stop Dogwear
Lovund; OT Sleds
Momek Group
Nova Sea
Solveig Leifseth, Vegar Leifseth Ulsom & Gunnar Ulsom


2015 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 10:30:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:28:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:16:00 16 3/09 19:29:00 16 3h 13m 5h 48m 10.34 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 08:29:00 16 3/10 13:02:00 16 4h 33m 13h 0m 6.92 90
Tanana 3/10 20:01:00 16 3/11 00:32:00 15 4h 31m 6h 59m 9.45 66
Ruby 3/11 20:12:00 15 3/12 04:12:00 14 8h 0m 19h 40m 6.05 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 10:19:00 14 3/13 12:25:00 14 26h 6m 6h 7m 8.17 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/13 22:18:00 14 3/14 04:08:00 13 5h 50m 9h 53m 8.30 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 18:26:00 13 3/14 22:34:00 12 4h 8m 14h 18m 6.01 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 00:57:00 12 3/15 00:59:00 12 0h 2m 2h 23m 9.23 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 05:44:00 12 3/15 09:43:00 12 3h 59m 4h 45m 9.89 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 21:31:00 12 3/16 01:41:00 11 4h 10m 11h 48m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 07:20:00 11 3/16 10:28:00 11 3h 8m 5h 39m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 18:36:00 11 3/17 02:26:00 8 7h 50m 8h 8m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 10:11:00 8 3/17 10:42:00 8 0h 31m 7h 45m 6.19 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 21:40:00 8 3/18 05:40:00 8 8h 0m 10h 58m 4.19 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 12:30:00 8 3/18 12:31:00 8 0h 1m 6h 50m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 15:21:01 8 2h 50m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 22