June 25, 2018

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2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Nils Hahn

Nils Hahn

Bib Number: 12
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.


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 10:24:00 12
BLM 3/13 02:15:00 15 3/13 10:15:00 15 8h 0m 159h 51m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 18:40:00 15 3/14 02:30:00 14 7h 50m 8h 25m 3.68 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 08:24:00 14 3/14 18:00:00 14 9h 36m 5h 54m 2.88 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 22:12:00 14 3/14 22:28:00 14 0h 16m 4h 12m 8.10 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 16:18:00 14 3/16 00:36:00 13 8h 18m 17h 50m 2.52 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/16 05:34:00 13 3/16 11:00:00 13 5h 26m 4h 58m 6.04 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 17:15:00 13 3/17 00:50:00 13 7h 35m 6h 15m 7.68 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 06:31:00 13 3/17 12:06:00 13 5h 35m 5h 41m 16.36 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 17:37:00 13 3/18 01:43:00 13 8h 6m 5h 31m 8.70 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/18 07:47:00 13 3/18 07:49:00 13 0h 2m 6h 4m 3.79 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 09:21:00 3/12 09:43:00 15 0h 22m -143h -28m -0.26 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 10:35:00 15 3/11 10:52:00 15 0h 17m -24h -8m -2.49 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 11:32:00 -120h -20m -0.93 112
Galena 3/07 10:20:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 13:56:00 16 3/07 14:01:00 16 0h 5m 3h 36m 14.44 52
Kaltag 3/07 17:06:00 16 3/07 17:16:00 16 0h 10m 3h 5m 13.62 42
Unalakleet 3/08 06:07:00 16 3/08 06:07:00 16 0h 0m 12h 51m 7.00 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 16:30:00 16 3/08 16:32:00 16 0h 2m 10h 23m 3.85 40
Koyuk 3/08 20:45:00 16 3/09 04:08:00 16 7h 23m 4h 13m 13.75 58
Elim 3/09 12:36:00 16 3/09 21:07:00 15 8h 31m 8h 28m 5.67 48
White Mountain 3/10 02:50:00 15 3/10 02:55:00 15 0h 5m 5h 43m 8.05 46
Safety 3/10 05:32:00 15 3/11 08:04:00 15 26h 32m 2h 37m 21.02 ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 10:40:37 170h 36m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22