Musher Details

2019 Iditarod » Mushers » Martin Apayauq Reitan

Martin Apayauq Reitan

Bib Number: 39
Hometown: Kaktovik, Alaska
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Biography

Martin is a 21 year old Inupiaq and Norwegian musher. He went to school in Norway where his family had a dog mushing tourism business in Narjordet, close to Røros. He started mushing when he was four years old, with one dog and a tiny sled. In the summers he lived in Kaktovik where he went hunting, camping and fishing. Martin ran the Femund Jr. Race, a 220 km race, in 2012 and 2013, with six dogs. In 2015, the family moved their racing dogs to Alaska. His dad, Ketil Reitan, has finished the Iditarod seven times. Now Martin is running with some of the dogs they brought from Norway in2015. They bought other dogs and have two from a littler born in 2015 while they were driving the Dalton Highway. In 2016, Martin started working with the family business, Kaktovik Tours, taking people to watch and photograph polar bears from a boat near Kaktovik. He has worked as a captain on his boat ever since. During the winter of 2017, Martin finished the Knik 200, the Copper Basin 300, the Two Rivers 200 and the Kobuk 440. Our family goes camping and sheep hunting in the Brooks Range with the dog team and Ketil drives a snowmachine. Martin says, “Traveling around rural Alaska with the dog team is special to me because that’s how my Inupiaq ancestors used to travel. Martin lists his interests other than mushing as photography, music, sailing and climbing.

Sponsors

Kaktovik Tours


2019 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/03 15:14:00 14
Yentna 3/03 19:42:00 14 3/03 20:34:00 14 0h 52m 4h 28m 9.40 42
Skwentna 3/04 00:09:00 14 3/04 05:36:00 14 5h 27m 3h 35m 8.37 30
Finger Lake 3/04 10:50:00 14 3/04 15:11:00 14 4h 21m 5h 14m 7.64 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 20:06:00 14 3/05 05:43:00 13 9h 37m 4h 55m 6.10 30
Rohn 3/05 10:11:00 13 3/05 13:05:00 13 2h 54m 4h 28m 7.84 35
Nikolai 3/06 01:05:00 13 3/06 09:02:00 13 7h 57m 12h 0m 6.25 75
McGrath 3/06 18:53:00 13 3/06 18:56:00 13 0h 3m 9h 51m 4.87 48
Takotna 3/06 21:59:00 13 3/07 22:29:00 13 24h 30m 3h 3m 5.90 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 01:30:00 13 3/08 01:37:00 13 0h 7m 3h 1m 7.62 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 17:22:00 13 3/09 04:58:00 13 11h 36m 15h 45m 5.08 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 11:15:00 13 3/09 16:40:00 13 5h 25m 6h 17m 8.75 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 20:14:00 13 3/09 20:17:00 13 0h 3m 3h 34m 7.01 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 22:51:00 13 3/10 05:20:00 13 5h 29m 2h 34m 7.01 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/10 15:15:00 13 3/11 04:08:00 13 12h 53m 9h 55m 6.25 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/11 14:58:00 13 3/12 00:55:00 13 9h 57m 10h 50m 5.54 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/12 17:05:00 13 3/13 01:51:00 13 8h 46m 16h 10m 5.26 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 09:20:00 13 3/13 13:33:00 13 4h 13m 7h 29m 5.35 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 22:28:00 13 3/14 06:38:00 13 8h 10m 8h 55m 5.61 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 13:07:00 13 3/14 19:02:00 12 5h 55m 6h 29m 7.40 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 02:16:00 12 3/15 10:16:00 12 8h 0m 7h 14m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 17:22:00 12 3/15 17:27:00 12 0h 5m 7h 6m 7.75 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 20:15:17 12 2h 48m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 22