June 18, 2018

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Jon Korta

Bib Number: 71
Hometown: Galena, Alaska
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Biography

Jon Korta, 42, was born in Wisconsin, and went to college at the University of Minnesota, where he competed in track and cross-country running, and earned a degree in entrepreneurship. He and his wife, Tanya, moved to Alaska in 1993 seeking adventure, found it, and never went back. Jon worked as an elementary school teacher for a few years, before being promoted to a stay-at-home dad. Along with his wife Tanya, and three children Dylan, Kaleb, and Kiana, they live in the Yukon River community of Galena where they own and operate Borealis Bed and Breakfast and are developing an adventure tourism business. Jon has been running dogs for 10 years, but it wasn't until 2000 when he got the opportunity to volunteer as the checker in Galena that he became interested in someday actually competing in the race itself.

Sponsors

Borealis Bed and Breakfast
Mackowski and Associates, MA
FuFodabo, LLC


2008 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 12:34:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:18:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:04:00 16 3/02 20:09:00 16 0h 5m 3h 46m 11.15 42
Skwentna 3/03 04:21:00 16 3/03 04:26:00 16 0h 5m 8h 12m 4.15 34
Finger Lake 3/03 15:15:00 16 3/03 15:25:00 16 0h 10m 10h 49m 4.16 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 19:45:00 16 16 4h 20m 6.92 30
Rohn 3/04 07:30:00 16 3/04 12:44:00 16 5h 14m 48
Nikolai 3/05 01:34:00 16 3/05 08:45:00 16 7h 11m 12h 50m 5.84 75
McGrath 3/05 15:41:00 16 3/05 21:45:00 16 6h 4m 6h 56m 7.79 54
Takotna 3/06 00:29:00 16 3/06 00:31:00 16 0h 2m 2h 44m 6.59 18
Ophir 3/06 03:53:00 16 3/06 04:13:00 16 0h 20m 3h 22m 7.43 25
Cripple 3/07 00:15:00 16 3/08 01:07:00 16 24h 52m 20h 2m 2.95 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 14:22:00 16 3/08 21:14:00 16 6h 52m 13h 15m 8.45 ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 05:10:00 16 3/09 13:30:00 15 8h 20m 6h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 20:36:00 15 3/10 01:43:00 15 5h 7m 7h 6m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 07:45:00 15 3/10 17:10:00 15 9h 25m 6h 2m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 10:37:00 15 3/11 10:55:00 15 0h 18m 17h 27m 5.16 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 17:20:00 15 3/12 04:00:00 15 10h 40m 6h 25m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 08:33:00 15 3/12 14:53:00 15 6h 20m 4h 33m 10.55 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/12 21:10:00 15 3/12 23:23:00 15 2h 13m 6h 17m 7.64 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 06:21:00 15 3/13 14:37:00 13 8h 16m 6h 58m 6.60 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 21:20:00 13 3/13 21:21:00 13 0h 1m 6h 43m 8.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 00:17:34 13 2h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 22