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Mark Selland

Bib Number: 23
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Mark Selland, 59, was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. He received his BS degree in biology from the University of North Dakota followed by his MD from Washington University in St Louis. After completing his medical training in Seattle and Denver he moved to Anchorage where he has worked at the Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute as a general cardiologist for the past 20 years.

Four years ago (at the urging of his wife Kathy) he started handling for Anchorage musher Robert Bundtzen. Since then he has used the Bundtzen team to complete the Copper Basin 300 three times and the 2015 Iditarod. He looks forward to spending another winter working with dogs, improving his dog handling skills and dealing with the many interesting challenges that come with mushing and preparing for Iditarod. When not mushing he is working on his guitar chops, climbing, fishing, running rivers, hanging out at his cabin in Cooper Landing and planning more adventures.


Robert/Joan Bundtzen
Teddy’s Tasty Meats/Ted Kouris
Ernie/Marilyn Selland

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 11:42:00 16
Nenana 3/06 17:34:00 16 3/06 23:03:00 16 5h 29m 5h 52m 10.23 60
Manley 3/07 12:24:00 16 3/07 18:59:00 15 6h 35m 13h 21m 6.74 90
Tanana 3/08 08:36:00 15 3/08 18:35:00 14 9h 59m 13h 37m 4.85 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 21:10:00 14 26h 35m 4.48 ✔ Scratched 119