September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 61
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


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 12:12:00 12
BLM 3/12 07:25:00 16 3/12 15:25:00 16 8h 0m 139h 13m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/12 22:00:00 16 3/12 22:20:00 16 0h 20m 6h 35m 4.71 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 10:24:00 16 3/13 10:34:00 15 0h 10m 12h 4m 1.41 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/13 16:23:00 15 3/13 23:01:00 15 6h 38m 5h 49m 5.85 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/14 14:05:00 15 3/15 00:05:00 13 10h 0m 15h 4m 2.99 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/15 06:24:00 13 3/15 09:45:00 13 3h 21m 6h 19m 4.75 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/15 17:16:00 13 3/15 21:25:00 11 4h 9m 7h 31m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/16 04:53:00 11 3/16 08:06:00 9 3h 13m 7h 28m 12.46 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/16 15:17:00 9 3/16 23:18:00 9 8h 1m 7h 11m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/17 07:13:00 9 3/17 07:24:00 9 0h 11m 7h 55m 2.91 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 20:45:00 3/11 21:45:00 16 25h 0m -155h -39m -0.24 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 08:49:00 16 3/10 08:54:00 16 0h 5m -37h -56m -1.58 60
Ruby 3/06 13:25:00 -92h -29m -1.21 112
Galena 3/07 11:58:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 15:41:00 16 3/07 15:48:00 16 0h 7m 3h 43m 13.99 52
Kaltag 3/07 20:41:00 16 3/07 20:46:00 16 0h 5m 4h 53m 8.60 42
Unalakleet 3/08 01:29:00 16 3/08 08:17:00 16 6h 48m 4h 43m 19.08 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 11:29:00 16 3/08 11:34:00 16 0h 5m 3h 12m 12.50 40
Koyuk 3/08 15:45:00 16 3/09 00:05:00 16 8h 20m 4h 11m 13.86 58
Elim 3/09 07:44:00 16 3/09 14:49:00 16 7h 5m 7h 39m 6.27 48
White Mountain 3/09 19:58:00 16 3/09 20:02:00 16 0h 4m 5h 9m 8.93 46
Safety 3/09 22:20:00 16 3/10 06:02:00 16 7h 42m 2h 18m 23.91 55
Nome 3/17 10:43:00 172h 41m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22