November 15, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Kristy Berington

Kristy Berington

Bib Number: 83
Hometown: Knik, Alaska
Website:


Biography

Kristy Berington, 35, operates Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing with her twin sister Anna and her husband, Andy Pohl, in Knik, Alaska. Mushing dogs has become part of family life. Andy races and trains the dogs, Kat Berington manages their website, Vicki Pohl sews harnesses and dog coats, Ray Pohl runs trail support, and the entire family supports and sponsors from the sideline all the way from Wisconsin to South Carolina. This is Kristy’s 10th running of the Iditarod. She moved to Alaska 12 years ago to learn more about mushing from 1984 Iditarod Champion Dean Osmar in Kasilof. Since then she has raced all over Alaska and into Canada competing in the Yukon Quest, Kusko 300, and Copper Basin 300, just to name a few. “I love endurance sports and adventure!” says the ultra-athlete. “What better way to combine those two factors than running sled dogs in the most beautiful place in the world.” Never sitting still, in the off season Kristy competes in many running races from half marathons to ultra-distances and triathlons with Anna. “Anna and I are always in friendly competition. I’m so proud of her in her mushing and athletic career. And to be a part of it all with her is amazing.” Kristy and Anna pay the bills by doing carpentry work and landscaping. “Thank you to the many fans, friends, family, volunteers and sponsors for making all of this possible. We couldn’t do this without you!” “I’m looking forward to running another Iditarod with my incredible canine athletes! Best of luck to all the mushers and their amazing dogs.”

Sponsors

Janssen Funeral Homes
Bill Petrell
Captain Tom Bathey and crew
Wasilla Fred Meyer
Compliance Network

Kay Polk
Alyeska Landscaping
Northern Edge Physical Therapy
Halliburton
Special Thanks to friends and family, website design by Kat Berington, and Andy Pohl, Redington Racing and Curt Perano


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 12:58:00 16 3/05 12:58:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:42:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:39:00 16 3/06 20:44:00 16 0h 5m 3h 57m 10.63 42
Skwentna 3/07 03:45:00 16 3/07 03:51:00 16 0h 6m 7h 1m 4.28 30
Finger Lake 3/07 08:53:00 16 3/07 13:14:00 15 4h 21m 5h 2m 7.95 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 17:07:00 15 3/07 22:14:00 14 5h 7m 3h 53m 7.73 30
Rohn 3/08 03:16:00 14 3/08 08:09:00 14 4h 53m 5h 2m 6.95 35
Nikolai 3/08 20:45:00 14 3/09 01:56:00 13 5h 11m 12h 36m 5.95 75
McGrath 3/09 08:16:00 13 3/09 08:23:00 11 0h 7m 6h 20m 7.58 48
Takotna 3/09 10:54:00 11 3/10 12:58:00 11 26h 4m 2h 31m 7.15 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 15:38:00 11 3/10 15:44:00 11 0h 6m 2h 40m 8.63 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 05:37:00 11 3/11 11:12:00 11 5h 35m 13h 53m 5.26 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/12 00:10:00 11 3/12 08:40:00 11 8h 30m 12h 58m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 14:33:00 11 3/12 20:35:00 11 6h 2m 5h 53m 8.50 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/13 05:06:00 11 3/13 11:14:00 11 6h 8m 7h 31m 4.92 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 15:38:00 11 3/13 20:33:00 10 4h 55m 4h 24m 10.68 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 11:53:00 10 3/14 16:31:00 10 4h 38m 15h 20m 5.54 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 22:35:00 10 3/15 05:05:00 10 6h 30m 6h 4m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 11:28:00 10 3/15 17:44:00 10 6h 16m 6h 23m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 23:40:00 10 3/16 05:21:00 10 5h 41m 5h 56m 8.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 11:28:00 10 3/16 19:30:00 10 8h 2m 6h 7m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 02:00:00 10 3/17 02:07:00 9 0h 7m 6h 30m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 04:58:14 9 2h 51m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 22