How did Kristy Berington get into racing?

How did Kristy Berington get into racing?

Kristy and Anna were born within 5 minutes of each other in early 1984. Raised in a small town in northern Wisconsin, they first got involved in sprint-distance sled dog racing at a young age.

Why did the Iditarod dogsled race start?

The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but evolved into today’s highly competitive race. Teams generally race through blizzards causing whiteout conditions, sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds which can cause the wind chill to reach −100 °F (−73 °C).

When did Kristy Berington start racing?

In the beginning of their Iditarod careers (Kristy ran her first in 2010, Anna followed in 2012, and they’ve been racing side by side ever since), the young twins stood out as an anomaly in the rugged, male-dominated world of sled dog racing.

How long has Kristy Berington been mushing?

Kristy has been running since 2010. Anna since 2012. This year the girls just completed the race, the 46th Iditarod, on March 17th.

What does Anna Berington do for a living?

Anna Berington, 37, has been loving life in Alaska since 2007 racing sled dogs, commercial fishing, building and constructing homes, landscaping and competing in running races.

Where is Kristy Berington from?

Port Wing, WI
Kristy Berington/Place of birth

What was the event that inspired the first Iditarod race?

Look back at the 1925 life-or-death mission that inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The children of Nome were dying in January 1925. Infected with diphtheria, they wheezed and gasped for air, and every day brought a new case of the lethal respiratory disease.

How did Anna Berington get into mushing?

Anna started mushing when she was only nine years old. The twins have come a long way from mushing their pet dog in Wisconsin to giving tourists rides in the Sierra Nevada’s, to training with former champion Dean Osmar, and many mushing friends like Scott Janssen here in Alaska.

Is Kristy Berington married?

Kristy Berington, 37, 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.