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2021 Iditarod » Mushers » Kristy Berington

Kristy Berington

Bib Number: 4
Hometown: Knik, Alaska
Website:
Meet the Dog Team: https://www.seeingdoublesleddogracing.com/meet-the-canine-athletes.html


Biography

Kristy Berington, 36, 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 11th running of the Iditarod. She moved to Alaska 13 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.” Kristy lists her hobbies s running, cycling, hiking, keeping up with her husband and canicross.

Sponsors

Polar Asset Management Partners
Grizzly Grounds
Polaris
GCI
The Corrigan family
GBA Corona
Halliburton
Alaska Trauma & Acute Care Surgery
Mike’s Welding & Fabrication

Northern Edge Physical Therapy
Rob Donaldson
Kay Polk
Ann Cox
Scoop Up Landscaping
Dr. Micheal McCallion, VCA West Suburban Veterinary Hospital
Friends and family
Chuck Zucker


2021 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Deshka Landing N 3/07 14:04:00 14
Skwentna N 3/07 23:42:00 14 3/07 23:47:00 14 0h 5m 9h 38m 6.96 67
Finger Lake N 3/08 07:52:00 14 3/08 08:00:00 13 0h 8m 8h 5m 4.95 40
Rainy Pass N 3/08 11:23:00 13 3/08 15:35:00 13 4h 12m 3h 23m 8.87 30
Rohn N 3/08 19:33:00 13 3/08 20:16:00 13 0h 43m 3h 58m 8.82 35
Nikolai N 3/09 12:21:00 13 3/09 17:49:00 12 5h 28m 16h 5m 4.66 75
McGrath N 3/10 01:00:00 12 3/11 02:32:00 12 25h 32m 7h 11m 6.68 ✔ 48
Ophir N 3/11 07:39:00 12 3/11 11:51:00 12 4h 12m 5h 7m 8.01 ✔ 41
Iditarod N 3/12 03:28:00 12 3/12 09:21:00 12 5h 53m 15h 37m 5.12 ✔ 80
Ophir S 3/12 21:57:00 12 3/13 04:30:00 12 6h 33m 12h 36m 6.35 ✔ 80
McGrath S 3/13 09:43:00 12 3/13 17:47:00 12 8h 4m 5h 13m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 41
Nikolai S 3/14 00:15:00 12 3/14 07:38:00 10 6h 23m 6h 28m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 48
Rohn S 3/14 21:07:00 10 3/15 04:22:00 9 7h 15m 13h 29m 5.56 ✔ ✔ 75
Rainy Pass S 3/15 08:57:00 9 3/15 09:09:00 9 0h 12m 4h 35m 7.64 ✔ ✔ 35
Finger Lake S 3/15 17:25:00 9 3/15 21:19:00 9 3h 54m 8h 16m 3.63 ✔ ✔ 30
Skwentna S 3/16 02:40:00 9 3/16 10:51:00 9 8h 11m 5h 21m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 40
Deshka Landing S 3/16 19:03:26 9 8h 12m 8.17 ✔ ✔ 67