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Joar Leifseth Ulsom

Bib Number: 38
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
Pedro Garcia & Marc Millican
Libby Harrop
Delphi Lavender
GoNorth! Adventure Learning
Chukotka Discovery
Rana Trekk & Brukshundklub
Handler Import

Connectria
Arctic Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
Canelana
OT Sleds Products
Non-Stop Dogwear
Lovund
Nova Sea
Solveig Leifseth, Vegar Leifseth Ulsom & Gunnar Ulsom


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 12:12:00 16
Nenana 3/06 17:30:00 16 3/06 20:29:00 16 2h 59m 5h 18m 11.32 60
Manley 3/07 09:00:00 16 3/07 09:09:00 16 0h 9m 12h 31m 7.19 90
Tanana 3/07 20:56:00 16 3/08 02:09:00 14 5h 13m 11h 47m 5.60 66
Ruby 3/08 21:27:00 14 3/09 00:32:00 14 3h 5m 19h 18m 6.17 119
Galena 3/09 06:28:00 14 3/10 07:38:00 14 25h 10m 5h 56m 8.43 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/10 21:04:00 14 3/10 21:12:00 13 0h 8m 13h 26m 6.10 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/11 12:26:00 13 3/11 20:26:00 12 8h 0m 15h 14m 5.65 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/11 22:39:00 12 3/11 22:40:00 12 0h 1m 2h 13m 9.92 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 03:40:00 12 3/12 06:50:00 12 3h 10m 4h 0m 11.75 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 20:38:00 12 3/12 20:48:00 10 0h 10m 13h 48m 6.16 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 02:19:00 10 3/13 02:28:00 10 0h 9m 5h 31m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 11:36:00 10 3/13 14:25:00 8 2h 49m 9h 8m 5.47 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 21:16:00 8 3/13 22:33:00 8 1h 17m 6h 51m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 05:15:00 8 3/14 13:15:00 8 8h 0m 6h 42m 6.87 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 19:56:00 8 3/14 19:58:00 8 0h 2m 6h 41m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 23:00:40 8 3h 2m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 22