June 18, 2018

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2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Nils Hahn

Nils Hahn

Bib Number: 42
Hometown: Eislingen, Germany


Biography

Nils Hahn was born in Germany on 3-28-71. For the last 10 years, he has worked in the family business as a construction equipment dealer. He came to Alaska in 1998 planning to run the Iditarod, which he says has always been his dream. When in Alaska he lives in Nome. ”I will be running dogs belonging to me and my kennel partner Ray Lang. We put our dogs together, raise pups together, race together… Kind of like Sorlie and Backen.”

Nils has run the Iditarod three times since 2000. His highest finish was 22nd in 2001. He has also participated in the Kobuk 440 (Fourth in 1999 and sixth in 2003), the Kusko 300 four times, and the Nome to Council 200 winning in 2000 and 2003 and finishing second in 2002.

Nils is married to Diane Haecker, a journalist and they are expecting their first baby in April. He is a member of the Nome Kennel Club and the Swabin Sled Dog Club. His hobbies are dogs, wilderness, running, skiing, climbing and reading. In the summer time, Nils likes to take 10 or 12 dogs out for a run next to his mountain bike. “Every pond we see, we’ll go for a little swim, “ say Nils.


2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 11:30:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 14:41:00 12 3h 11m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 11:30:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 12:50:00 16 3/03 12:51:00 16 0h 1m 1h 20m 10.50 14
Yentna Station 3/03 20:41:00 16 3/03 20:46:00 16 0h 5m 7h 50m 6.64 52
Skwentna 3/04 00:01:00 16 3/04 06:50:00 16 6h 49m 3h 15m 10.46 34
Finger Lake 3/04 11:47:00 16 3/04 15:57:00 15 4h 10m 4h 57m 9.09 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 20:35:00 15 3/05 01:55:00 14 5h 20m 4h 38m 6.47 30
Rohn 3/05 05:55:00 14 3/05 11:30:00 14 5h 35m 4h 0m 12.00 48
Nikolai 3/06 03:30:00 14 3/06 03:42:00 14 0h 12m 16h 0m 5.81 93
McGrath 3/06 15:25:00 14 3/07 16:17:00 13 24h 52m 11h 43m 4.10 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/07 18:26:00 13 3/07 18:39:00 12 0h 13m 2h 9m 10.70 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 21:30:00 12 3/08 03:45:00 12 6h 15m 2h 51m 13.33 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/08 21:02:00 12 3/08 21:17:00 12 0h 15m 17h 17m 3.47 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/09 13:10:00 12 3/09 21:15:00 11 8h 5m 15h 53m 7.05 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 03:39:00 11 3/10 11:50:00 11 8h 11m 6h 24m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/10 18:03:00 11 3/11 06:07:00 11 12h 4m 6h 13m 8.36 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 10:04:00 11 3/11 17:15:00 11 7h 11m 3h 57m 10.63 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 09:56:00 11 3/12 10:03:00 11 0h 7m 16h 41m 5.39 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 20:40:00 11 3/13 03:38:00 10 6h 58m 10h 37m 3.77 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 09:16:00 10 3/13 15:40:00 10 6h 24m 5h 38m 10.30 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/13 20:47:00 10 3/14 03:02:00 10 6h 15m 5h 7m 9.38 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 08:15:00 10 3/14 16:25:00 10 8h 10m 5h 13m 8.82 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 22:17:00 10 3/14 22:18:00 10 0h 1m 5h 52m 9.38 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 00:53:49 10 2h 35m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 22