September 25, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 7
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska
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Biography

John Baker, 55, was born and raised in Kotzebue, Alaska. He began mushing in 1995 and was interested in the Iditarod after watching the race in its early years. He ran his first Iditarod in 1996 and has been in every race since. He has 13 top ten Iditarod finishes, and became the first Iditarod champion from Northwest Alaska when he won the 2011 Iditarod, and the first Inupiat champion as well. Baker is a self-employed business owner and enjoys the rural Alaska life. He has a son, Alex, 29, a veteran of the Jr. Iditarod and daughter’s Tahayla, 16 and Amelia, 14. A commercial pilot, he says that his hobby is flying


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 10:13:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 13:28:00 12 3h 15m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 10:13:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 11:30:00 16 3/03 11:32:00 16 0h 2m 1h 17m 10.91 14
Yentna Station 3/03 19:23:00 16 3/03 19:30:00 16 0h 7m 7h 51m 6.62 52
Skwentna 3/03 22:19:00 16 3/03 22:33:00 16 0h 14m 2h 49m 12.07 34
Finger Lake 3/04 07:59:00 16 3/04 08:07:00 15 0h 8m 9h 26m 4.77 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 11:26:00 15 3/04 17:15:00 15 5h 49m 3h 19m 9.05 30
Rohn 3/04 21:08:00 15 3/04 21:32:00 15 0h 24m 3h 53m 12.36 48
Nikolai 3/05 11:42:00 15 3/05 16:47:00 14 5h 5m 14h 10m 6.56 93
McGrath 3/05 22:00:00 14 3/05 22:09:00 14 0h 9m 5h 13m 9.20 48
Takotna 3/06 00:40:00 14 3/06 06:35:00 13 5h 55m 2h 31m 9.14 23
Ophir 3/06 09:04:00 13 3/06 09:21:00 13 0h 17m 2h 29m 15.30 38
Cripple 3/07 01:06:00 13 3/08 03:42:00 13 26h 36m 15h 45m 3.81 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/08 12:19:00 13 3/08 17:26:00 13 5h 7m 8h 37m 13.00 ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 23:18:00 13 3/08 23:31:00 13 0h 13m 5h 52m 8.86 ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 08:01:00 13 3/09 08:20:00 13 0h 19m 8h 30m 6.12 ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 12:44:00 13 3/09 20:49:00 12 8h 5m 4h 24m 9.55 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 07:36:00 12 3/10 12:19:00 10 4h 43m 10h 47m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 17:58:00 10 3/10 22:18:00 10 4h 20m 5h 39m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 05:43:00 10 3/11 06:55:00 10 1h 12m 7h 25m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/11 13:07:00 10 3/11 14:41:00 9 1h 34m 6h 12m 7.74 ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 21:36:00 9 3/12 05:37:00 8 8h 1m 6h 55m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 12:22:00 8 3/12 12:31:00 7 0h 9m 6h 45m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 15:46:30 7 3h 15m 6.77 ✔ ✔ 22