September 25, 2023

Musher Details

2013 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Annika Olesen

Annika Olesen

Bib Number: 4
Hometown: Yellowknife, NWT, CANADA


Annika Olesen, 17, says her parents have been mushing 30 years, so “I guess I was born into it. I got my first sled of my 6th birthday.” Annika and her family live 160 miles away from the nearest town. Her parents have lived on the homestead 25 years. She says, “My family and I have raised the majority of my team from puppies and the training and racing is a full family effort. She is homeschooled through the Alberta Distance Learning Centre and in grade 11. Her hobbies besides mushing include archery, horses, horse racing, playing guitar, building things from wood and just being with her dogs. She would like to be an exercise rider and groom for race horses, and says she will never give up mushing completely but may take a break while she does other things. Her dad, Dave Olesen is an 8 time finisher of the Iditarod. Annika finished the 2011 Jr. Iditarod in 12th place and she says she is very excited to be back again!


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2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Knik Lake Start 02/23/2013 10:06:00 10 1
Burma Road Crossing (Out) 02/23/2013 11:48:00 10 02/23/2013 11:48:00 10 0h 0m 1h 42m 8.24 14
Su River Crossing (Out) 02/23/2013 14:42:00 10 02/23/2013 14:42:00 10 0h 0m 2h 54m 8.62 25
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/23/2013 17:48:00 10 02/23/2013 17:48:00 10 0h 0m 3h 6m 4.84 15
Yentna Station 02/23/2013 20:32:00 10 02/24/2013 06:52:00 10 10h 20m 2h 44m 7.32 20
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/24/2013 09:57:00 10 02/24/2013 09:59:00 9 0h 2m 3h 5m 6.49 20
Su River Crossing (In) 02/24/2013 13:00:00 9 3h 1m 4.97 ✔ Scratched 15