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Kristy Berington

Bib Number: 26
Hometown: Knik, Alaska
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Biography

Kristy Berington, 35, operates Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing with her twin sister Anna and her husband, Andy Pohl, in Knik, Alaska. Mushing dogs has become part of family life. Andy races and trains the dogs, Kat Berington manages their website, Vicki Pohl sews harnesses and dog coats, Ray Pohl runs trail support, and the entire family supports and sponsors from the sideline all the way from Wisconsin to South Carolina. This is Kristy’s 10th running of the Iditarod. She moved to Alaska 12 years ago to learn more about mushing from 1984 Iditarod Champion Dean Osmar in Kasilof. Since then she has raced all over Alaska and into Canada competing in the Yukon Quest, Kusko 300, and Copper Basin 300, just to name a few. “I love endurance sports and adventure!” says the ultra-athlete. “What better way to combine those two factors than running sled dogs in the most beautiful place in the world.” Never sitting still, in the off season Kristy competes in many running races from half marathons to ultra-distances and triathlons with Anna. “Anna and I are always in friendly competition. I’m so proud of her in her mushing and athletic career. And to be a part of it all with her is amazing.” Kristy and Anna pay the bills by doing carpentry work and landscaping. “Thank you to the many fans, friends, family, volunteers and sponsors for making all of this possible. We couldn’t do this without you!” “I’m looking forward to running another Iditarod with my incredible canine athletes! Best of luck to all the mushers and their amazing dogs.”

Sponsors

Polar Asset Management Partners
Captain Tom Bathey and crew
Knolmayer family
Sunrise Sunset Landscaping
Team Redington
Max/Marcy Katenhu
Norm West and family
Chuck Zucker
Aaron Anderson
husband Andy Pohl and the Pohl family

Kat Berington and the Berington Family
Northern Edge Physical Therapy
Polaris
Alaska Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
Halliburton
GBA Corona
Fresh Choice Complete
Sea Fur Sewing
Outfitted by Patagonia
Friends


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 14:48:00 14
Yentna 3/03 18:52:00 14 3/03 18:56:00 14 0h 4m 4h 4m 10.33 42
Skwentna 3/03 22:20:00 14 3/04 03:34:00 13 5h 14m 3h 24m 8.82 30
Finger Lake 3/04 08:28:00 13 3/04 08:39:00 13 0h 11m 4h 54m 8.16 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 16:56:00 13 3/04 17:01:00 13 0h 5m 8h 17m 3.62 30
Rohn 3/04 21:33:00 13 3/05 03:49:00 13 6h 16m 4h 32m 7.72 35
Nikolai 3/05 19:03:00 13 3/05 19:06:00 13 0h 3m 15h 14m 4.92 75
McGrath 3/06 02:40:00 13 3/06 08:58:00 12 6h 18m 7h 34m 6.34 48
Takotna 3/06 11:41:00 12 3/06 11:47:00 12 0h 6m 2h 43m 6.63 18
Ophir 3/06 15:43:00 12 3/07 17:08:00 12 25h 25m 3h 56m 5.85 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 07:09:00 12 3/08 12:07:00 12 4h 58m 14h 1m 5.71 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 19:14:00 12 3/09 00:18:00 12 5h 4m 7h 7m 7.73 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 03:52:00 12 3/09 03:54:00 12 0h 2m 3h 34m 7.01 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 06:28:00 12 3/09 11:30:00 12 5h 2m 2h 34m 7.01 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 18:51:00 12 3/10 01:22:00 12 6h 31m 7h 21m 8.44 ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/10 12:01:00 12 3/10 20:29:00 11 8h 28m 9h 39m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/11 13:09:00 11 3/11 17:52:00 11 4h 43m 16h 40m 5.10 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 23:56:00 11 3/12 06:02:00 11 6h 6m 6h 4m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 14:38:00 11 3/12 21:39:00 11 7h 1m 8h 36m 5.81 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 04:51:00 11 3/13 11:32:00 11 6h 41m 7h 12m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 19:47:00 11 3/14 03:58:00 11 8h 11m 8h 15m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 10:49:00 11 3/14 10:55:00 10 0h 6m 6h 51m 8.03 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 14:04:48 10 3h 9m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 22