Life of a Long Distance Sled Dog Musher

An Alaskan Wilderness Adventure, Mushing Dogs and Racing Iditarod

Burt Bomhoff finished seven Iditarod Trail Sled Dog races. Known for his outstanding dog care, he was awarded the prestigious Leonard Seppala Award for best care of a competitive dog team during the 1984 race. He was first into the halfway point at Iditarod in 1985, breaking trail through a severe Alaska blizzard. Burt was also competitive in middle-distance racing and set a race record winning the 1988 Knik 200 Race in less than 24 hours. Burt served on Iditarod’s board of directors for many years and was responsible for building the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla while serving as board president during 1986. He was also president of the Iditarod Official Finishers Club from 1982 through the 1987 race. 

Burt has lived in Alaska for more than 50 years. He is a professional engineer, a professional land surveyor, a U.S. mineral surveyor and a commercial pilot. He is also an avid outdoorsman who has lived in bush Alaska as an Iditarod sled dog musher and a professional fishing guide. He has also held political office. 

Burt is an author whose book, Iditarod Alaska, Life of a Long Distance Sled Dog Musher, is recommended reading for all Iditarod race fans.

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