September 21, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 2
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska
Website:


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


2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 10:02:00 8
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 11:09:00 8 1h 7m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 10:00:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 14:48:00 16 3/03 14:48:00 16 0h 0m 4h 48m 10.83 52
Nulato 3/04 00:29:00 16 3/04 05:00:00 16 4h 31m 9h 41m 5.37 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 12:41:00 16 3/04 18:03:00 15 5h 22m 7h 41m 5.47 42
Eagle Island 1 3/05 15:38:00 15 3/05 21:13:00 15 5h 35m 21h 35m 3.24 70
Grayling 1 3/06 04:44:00 15 3/06 04:57:00 14 0h 13m 7h 31m 7.98 60
Anvik 3/06 17:18:00 14 3/06 17:30:00 13 0h 12m 12h 21m 1.46 18
Grayling 2 3/06 22:29:00 13 3/08 00:35:00 12 26h 6m 4h 59m 3.61 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/08 09:11:00 12 3/08 17:25:00 12 8h 14m 8h 36m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 00:25:00 12 3/09 00:30:00 10 0h 5m 7h 0m 10.00 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 03:05:00 10 3/09 06:10:00 10 3h 5m 2h 35m 34.84 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 09:30:00 10 3/09 10:10:00 10 0h 40m 3h 20m 12.60 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/09 23:03:00 10 3/09 23:13:00 10 0h 10m 12h 53m 3.73 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/10 10:22:00 10 3/10 16:00:00 10 5h 38m 11h 9m 4.30 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 03:05:00 10 3/11 06:25:00 10 3h 20m 11h 5m 4.15 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 12:24:00 10 3/11 19:55:00 9 7h 31m 5h 59m 9.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 03:02:00 9 3/12 07:40:00 8 4h 38m 7h 7m 3.09 ✔ ✔ 22