June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Mike Williams, Sr.

Mike Williams, Sr.

Bib Number: 19
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.


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 10:39:00 12
BLM 3/13 03:24:00 14 3/13 06:30:00 14 3h 6m 160h 45m 0.00 ✔
Willow 3/13 14:49:00 14 3/13 22:04:00 14 7h 15m 8h 19m 3.73 ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 05:45:00 14 3/14 15:10:00 13 9h 25m 7h 41m 2.21 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 19:44:00 13 3/15 03:50:00 13 8h 6m 4h 34m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 15:15:00 13 3/15 23:40:00 13 8h 25m 11h 25m 3.94 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/16 06:19:00 13 3/16 11:25:00 13 5h 6m 6h 39m 4.51 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 19:45:00 13 3/17 03:38:00 13 7h 53m 8h 20m 5.76 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 10:24:00 13 3/17 15:44:00 12 5h 20m 6h 46m 13.74 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 22:16:00 12 3/18 06:21:00 12 8h 5m 6h 32m 7.35 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/18 13:31:00 12 3/18 13:35:00 12 0h 4m 7h 10m 3.21 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 06:10:00 3/12 10:09:00 14 3h 59m -152h -25m -0.25 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 11:55:00 14 3/11 12:13:00 14 0h 18m -23h -14m -2.58 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 11:42:00 -121h -31m -0.92 112
Galena 3/07 10:34:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 13:46:00 16 3/07 16:36:00 16 2h 50m 3h 12m 16.25 52
Kaltag 3/07 19:20:00 16 16 2h 44m 15.37 42
Unalakleet 3/08 06:33:00 16 3/08 06:50:00 16 0h 17m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 10:57:00 16 3/08 17:10:00 14 6h 13m 4h 7m 9.72 40
Koyuk 3/08 21:34:00 14 3/08 22:10:00 14 0h 36m 4h 24m 13.18 58
Elim 3/09 12:44:00 14 3/09 21:30:00 14 8h 46m 14h 34m 3.30 48
White Mountain 3/10 03:32:00 14 3/10 03:35:00 14 0h 3m 6h 2m 7.62 46
Safety 3/10 06:41:00 14 3/11 08:59:00 14 26h 18m 3h 6m 17.74 ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 16:40:06 175h 41m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22