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2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Mats Pettersson

Mats Pettersson

Bib Number: 3
Hometown: Kiruna, SWEDEN
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Biography

Mats Pettersson, 49, was born and raised in Kiruna, Sweden. He worked as a paramedic for 15 years and was a professional ice hockey player (goalkeeper), but a bad snowmobile accident made him give that up and he then focused completely on the dogs and since has has worked full time with his sled dog company, Kiruna Sleddog tours. He ran Norway’s Finmarkslópet seven times and this will be his seventh Iditarod. He loves being outside in the nature, fishing, and is also interested in sports. He and his wife, Charlotta, are the parents of Linnea, Clara, Tilda, and Zeb, 7 and Freja, 3. He is a member of Kiruna Kirunasleddogtours.I have worked with animals and dogs all of my life and my passion is with it and my family and all musher friends around the world that helped me to make this possible. Matts currently lives in Kiruna Sweden which is Europe’s ‘musher mecca’ and has a tour business there; Kiruna Sleddog Tours in Europe’s last wildnerness where he runs daily tours and tours up to 10 days.

Sponsors

Kiruna Sleddog tours
Swedish centerlines
Non stop Dogwear
Mountain Hardwear
Axaeco

Priima meat
Nordisk Hundmassaje
Canelana
Royal Canin
Kipmikk Dog booties


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 14:02:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:05:00 16 3/04 18:12:00 16 0h 7m 4h 3m 10.37 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:32:00 16 3/05 01:35:00 16 4h 3m 3h 20m 9.00 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:20:00 16 3/05 09:19:00 16 2h 59m 4h 45m 8.42 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:55:00 16 3/05 16:55:00 16 4h 0m 3h 36m 8.33 30
Rohn 3/05 21:05:00 16 3/06 02:55:00 16 5h 50m 4h 10m 8.40 35
Nikolai 3/06 11:48:00 16 3/06 16:51:00 16 5h 3m 8h 53m 8.44 75
McGrath 3/06 23:46:00 16 3/07 00:22:00 16 0h 36m 6h 55m 6.94 48
Takotna 3/07 02:52:00 16 3/08 05:02:00 16 26h 10m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 07:28:00 16 3/08 07:35:00 15 0h 7m 2h 26m 9.45 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 20:31:00 15 3/09 02:15:00 14 5h 44m 12h 56m 6.19 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 14:00:00 14 3/09 14:27:00 14 0h 27m 11h 45m 4.68 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 21:03:00 14 3/09 21:07:00 14 0h 4m 6h 36m 3.79 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 23:56:00 14 3/10 07:57:00 13 8h 1m 2h 49m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 06:00:00 3/11 10:40:00 12 4h 40m 21h 3m 5.80 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 02:29:00 12 3/12 07:38:00 12 5h 9m 15h 49m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 14:10:00 12 3/12 20:17:00 11 6h 7m 6h 32m 6.12 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 05:26:00 11 3/13 12:13:00 11 6h 47m 9h 9m 5.46 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 19:11:00 11 3/14 02:00:00 11 6h 49m 6h 58m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 09:08:00 11 3/14 17:08:00 11 8h 0m 7h 8m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 23:19:00 11 3/14 23:20:00 11 0h 1m 6h 11m 8.89 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 01:55:23 11 2h 35m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 22