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2022 Iditarod » Mushers » Gerhardt Thiart

Gerhardt Thiart

Bib Number: 39
Hometown: Cheboygan, MI
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Biography

I was born and raised in South Africa. After graduating from high school I joined the military, the South African Infantry Corps and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant Platoon Commander, serving several tours in Angola. After the military I joined a restaurant group and a few years later, owned my own outlet of the group. I came to the USA in 2010 to learn more and to see the world.

After hearing about dog sledding and Iditarod from a friend, my wife and I joined a kennel in Michigan as handlers competing in several smaller races. In 2020 I worked for an Iditarod racing kennel and have since completed the required (mid-distance) qualifiers.

I struggled for a long time with the Why-why do I want to do the Iditarod? In 2018 I incorporated the GAT Foundation Inc. and the why was answered: to promote, support and bring awareness to the needs of US Veterans.

SPONSORS:
Mitch & Janine Seavey
Craig & Brenda Carter
CTC Dog Gear, NY
A Sweet Farms, Indian River, MI
R2P Innovations, Goose Creek, SC
Efficient Engineering, Johannesburg, South Africa
Breakers Bar & Grill, Topinabee, MI
Corwith Station Bar & Grill, Vanderbilt, MI
Wigwam Bar & Grill, Indian River, MI
Derek & Ronda Schittekat


2022 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 14 3/06 15:14:00 14
Yentna 3/06 19:23:00 14 3/06 21:44:00 14 2h 21m 4h 9m 10.12 42
Skwentna 3/07 00:59:00 14 3/07 07:33:00 14 6h 34m 3h 15m 9.23 30
Finger Lake 3/07 12:16:00 14 3/07 17:32:00 13 5h 16m 4h 43m 8.48 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 21:03:00 13 3/08 04:19:00 13 7h 16m 3h 31m 8.53 30
Rohn 3/08 08:18:00 13 3/08 14:57:00 13 6h 39m 3h 59m 8.79 35
Nikolai 3/09 03:14:00 13 3/09 06:19:00 13 3h 5m 12h 17m 6.11 75
McGrath 3/09 16:45:00 13 3/10 17:20:00 13 24h 35m 10h 26m 4.60 ✔ 48
Ophir 3/10 23:00:00 13 3/11 09:07:00 13 10h 7m 5h 40m 7.24 ✔ 41
Cripple 3/11 19:33:00 13 3/12 07:43:00 13 12h 10m 10h 26m 7.00 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/12 19:48:00 13 3/13 04:18:00 13 7h 30m 12h 5m 5.79 ✔ 70
Galena 3/13 11:03:00 13 3/13 19:18:00 13 8h 15m 6h 45m 7.41 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/14 01:48:00 13 3/14 08:55:00 13 7h 7m 6h 30m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/14 13:08:00 13 3/14 19:01:00 11 5h 53m 4h 13m 11.15 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 11:23:00 11 3/15 18:10:00 11 6h 47m 16h 22m 5.19 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 00:19:00 11 3/16 09:19:00 10 9h 0m 6h 9m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 16:23:00 10 3/16 23:34:00 10 7h 11m 7h 4m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 05:32:00 10 3/17 12:35:00 10 7h 3m 5h 58m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 19:25:00 10 3/18 04:06:00 9 8h 41m 6h 50m 6.73 ✔ ✔ Scratched 46