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Joar Leifseth Ulsom

Bib Number: 33
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

Hector & Lucas
Joyce/Peter Duncan
Pedro Garcia/Marc Millican
Gene Smith/Darrel Diebel
GoNorth! Adventure Learning
Rana Trekk & Brukshundklub
Connectria
Delphi Lavender

Trumf Trading
Arctic Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
Dr. Tim’s Pet Food Company
Handler & OT Sled Products
Canelana
Lovund
Nova Sea
Solveig Leifseth/Vegar Leifseth Ulsom/Gunnar Ulsom

Awards

Achieve More — Sponsored by Northrim Bank
Dorothy G Page Halfway — Sponsored by GCI
Winners Truck

2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 15:02:00 16
Yentna 3/04 19:01:00 16 3/04 19:05:00 16 0h 4m 3h 59m 10.54 42
Skwentna 3/05 01:13:00 16 3/05 01:18:00 16 0h 5m 6h 8m 4.89 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:07:00 16 3/05 09:03:00 16 2h 56m 4h 49m 8.30 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:34:00 16 3/05 15:35:00 16 3h 1m 3h 31m 8.53 30
Rohn 3/05 19:35:00 16 3/05 19:42:00 16 0h 7m 4h 0m 8.75 35
Nikolai 3/06 08:56:00 16 3/06 13:06:00 16 4h 10m 13h 14m 5.67 75
McGrath 3/06 19:59:00 16 3/06 23:06:00 16 3h 7m 6h 53m 6.97 48
Takotna 3/07 01:42:00 16 3/07 01:47:00 16 0h 5m 2h 36m 6.92 18
Ophir 3/07 04:42:00 16 3/07 04:52:00 16 0h 10m 2h 55m 7.89 23
Iditarod 3/07 20:28:00 16 3/08 21:38:00 15 25h 10m 15h 36m 5.13 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 04:42:00 15 3/09 07:42:00 15 3h 0m 7h 4m 7.78 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 10:59:00 15 3/09 11:06:00 15 0h 7m 3h 17m 7.61 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 13:58:00 15 3/09 21:58:00 13 8h 0m 2h 52m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/10 21:56:00 13 3/11 03:13:00 13 4h 17m 23h 58m 5.09 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/11 18:38:00 13 3/11 20:20:00 13 1h 42m 15h 25m 5.51 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 01:55:00 13 3/12 04:48:00 13 2h 53m 5h 35m 7.16 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 13:01:00 13 3/12 17:52:00 12 4h 51m 8h 13m 6.09 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 00:57:00 12 3/13 01:04:00 12 0h 7m 7h 5m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 07:52:00 12 3/13 15:52:00 10 8h 0m 6h 48m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 23:48:00 10 3/13 23:53:00 8 0h 5m 7h 56m 6.93 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 03:00:00 8 3h 7m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 22