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Joar Leifseth Ulsom

Bib Number: 31
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
Solveig Leifseth, Vegar Leifseth Ulsom & Gunnar Ulsom
Lovund
Non-Stop Dogwear
Arctic Chiropractic West Mat-Su
Prairie Nature
Connectria

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Rana Trekk & Brukshundklub
Nova Sea
Handler & OT Products
Canelana
Joyce and Peter Duncan
Pedro Garcia & Marc Millican


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 11:03:00 16 3/05 11:03:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:58:00 16
Yentna 3/06 19:03:00 16 3/06 20:07:00 16 1h 4m 4h 5m 10.29 42
Skwentna 3/06 23:39:00 16 3/07 01:50:00 16 2h 11m 3h 32m 8.49 30
Finger Lake 3/07 06:55:00 16 3/07 09:57:00 16 3h 2m 5h 5m 7.87 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:30:00 16 3/07 16:32:00 16 3h 2m 3h 33m 8.45 30
Rohn 3/07 21:04:00 16 3/08 02:50:00 16 5h 46m 4h 32m 7.72 35
Nikolai 3/08 11:27:00 16 3/08 16:00:00 16 4h 33m 8h 37m 8.70 75
McGrath 3/08 21:40:00 16 3/08 23:10:00 16 1h 30m 5h 40m 8.47 48
Takotna 3/09 01:53:00 16 3/09 01:55:00 16 0h 2m 2h 43m 6.63 18
Ophir 3/09 04:44:00 16 3/10 06:34:00 15 25h 50m 2h 49m 8.17 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 16:27:00 15 3/10 21:32:00 15 5h 5m 9h 53m 7.39 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 07:23:00 15 3/11 11:38:00 14 4h 15m 9h 51m 7.11 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 17:35:00 14 3/12 01:35:00 12 8h 0m 5h 57m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 08:25:00 12 3/12 11:06:00 12 2h 41m 6h 50m 5.41 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 15:20:00 12 3/12 19:39:00 12 4h 19m 4h 14m 11.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 07:03:00 12 3/13 11:01:00 12 3h 58m 10h 24m 8.17 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 16:33:00 12 3/13 19:39:00 12 3h 6m 5h 32m 7.23 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 02:45:00 12 3/14 07:42:00 12 4h 57m 7h 6m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 13:39:00 12 3/14 13:54:00 12 0h 15m 5h 57m 8.07 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 19:55:00 12 3/15 03:55:00 12 8h 0m 6h 1m 7.65 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 10:21:00 12 3/15 10:24:00 12 0h 3m 6h 26m 8.55 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 13:12:38 12 2h 48m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 22