November 20, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Mats Pettersson

Mats Pettersson

Bib Number: 55
Hometown: Kiruna, SWEDEN
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Biography

Mats Pettersson, 48, was born and raised in Kiruna, Sweden. He worked as a paramedic for 15 years and was a professional ice hockey player (goalkeeper), but a bad snowmobile accident made him give that up and he then focused completely on the dogs and since has has worked full time with his sled dog company, Kiruna Sleddog tours. He ran Norway’s Finmarkslópet seven times and this will be his sixth Iditarod. He loves being outside in the nature, fishing, and is also interested in sports. He and his wife, Charlotta, are the parents of Linnea, Clara, Tilda, and Zeb, 7 and Freja, 3. He is a member of Kiruna Kirunasleddogtours.

Sponsors

Kiruna Sleddog Tours
Apetitt Dog Food
Non Stop Dogwear
Plus Minus Noll

Priima Dog Meat
Dog Vitality
Craft Winter Clothes
Vildmannens Drag


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 11:56:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:46:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:05:00 16 3/09 17:33:00 16 0h 28m 5h 19m 11.29 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 05:22:00 16 3/10 11:27:00 16 6h 5m 11h 49m 7.62 90
Tanana 3/10 19:13:00 16 3/11 03:31:00 16 8h 18m 7h 46m 8.50 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/11 23:41:00 16 3/12 06:04:00 16 6h 23m 20h 10m 5.90 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 12:46:00 16 3/13 13:34:00 15 24h 48m 6h 42m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 03:21:00 15 3/14 10:50:00 14 7h 29m 13h 47m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 00:21:00 14 3/15 05:49:00 14 5h 28m 13h 31m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 08:15:00 14 3/15 08:25:00 14 0h 10m 2h 26m 9.04 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 13:30:00 14 3/15 18:42:00 13 5h 12m 5h 5m 9.25 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 11:38:00 13 3/16 17:59:00 13 6h 21m 16h 56m 5.02 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/17 00:37:00 13 3/17 06:43:00 13 6h 6m 6h 38m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 14:25:00 13 3/17 20:00:00 12 5h 35m 7h 42m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/18 03:04:00 12 3/18 07:32:00 12 4h 28m 7h 4m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 15:21:00 12 3/18 23:26:00 12 8h 5m 7h 49m 5.88 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 07:00:00 12 3/19 07:03:00 12 0h 3m 7h 34m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 10:11:21 12 3h 8m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 22