September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Mike Williams, Sr.

Mike Williams, Sr.

Bib Number: 51
Hometown: Akiak, Alaska


Biography

Mike Williams, 62, was born and raised in Alaska. He went to Chemawa Indian School in Oregon and attended Kuskokwim College and the University of Alaska, studying counseling. He went on to serve his country in the US Army. He says he’s been mushing “since birth.” He has run the Iditarod 14 times and the Kusko 300 20 times. Mike sat out the last three Iditarods while his son, Michael, Jr., competed. “I am running my 15th Iditarod for a cause that I really believe in, SOBRIETY! We always had dogs for transportation and for our survival as Yupiaq Peoples of Western Alaska. Upon retirement, I went back to Akiak to raise our children. We will continue to be involved in the ‘Last Great Race on Earth’ and other races throughout Alaska. It has been a huge honor to drive those dogs. Thanks to my family and sponsors who have enabled me to do these things.” Mike is a member of the Alaska Native Community and the National Congress of American Indians. He says he enjoys reading, karate, hunting, fishing, gathering and spending time with grand kids. Mike is married to Maggie. They have 5 adult children.


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 11:50:00 10
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:43:00 10 0h 53m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:38:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 16:15:00 16 3/03 16:15:00 16 0h 0m 4h 37m 11.26 52
Nulato 3/04 06:39:00 16 3/04 13:45:00 16 7h 6m 14h 24m 3.61 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 23:45:00 16 3/05 06:30:00 13 6h 45m 10h 0m 4.20 42
Eagle Island 1 3/06 06:54:00 13 3/06 12:53:00 13 5h 59m 24h 24m 2.87 70
Grayling 1 3/06 20:05:00 13 3/07 20:33:00 13 24h 28m 7h 12m 8.33 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/08 01:53:00 13 3/08 06:20:00 13 4h 27m 5h 20m 3.38 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/08 11:00:00 13 3/08 17:17:00 13 6h 17m 4h 40m 3.86 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/09 08:40:00 13 3/09 08:55:00 13 0h 15m 15h 23m 3.90 ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 22:15:00 13 3/09 22:46:00 13 0h 31m 13h 20m 5.25 ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/10 01:16:00 13 3/10 06:03:00 12 4h 47m 2h 30m 36.00 ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 08:58:00 12 3/10 17:00:00 12 8h 2m 2h 55m 14.40 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 00:40:00 12 3/11 06:30:00 12 5h 50m 7h 40m 6.26 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 15:57:00 12 3/12 01:07:00 12 9h 10m 9h 27m 5.08 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 15:19:00 12 3/12 21:00:00 12 5h 41m 14h 12m 3.24 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 03:40:00 12 3/13 10:35:00 12 6h 55m 6h 40m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 18:05:00 12 3/14 00:29:00 12 6h 24m 7h 30m 2.93 ✔ ✔ 22