September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 67
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

Sponsors

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Northern Air Cargo
Tech Cominco
U.I.C., 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 12:25:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:10:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:06:00 16 3/02 20:09:00 16 0h 3m 3h 56m 10.68 42
Skwentna 3/02 23:25:00 16 16 3h 16m 10.41 34
Finger Lake 3/03 10:07:00 16 3/03 10:18:00 16 0h 11m 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 19:58:00 16 3/03 20:05:00 16 0h 7m 9h 40m 3.10 30
Rohn 3/04 00:55:00 16 3/04 06:50:00 16 5h 55m 4h 50m 9.93 48
Nikolai 3/04 16:15:00 16 3/04 22:00:00 15 5h 45m 9h 25m 7.96 75
McGrath 3/05 05:25:00 15 3/06 06:30:00 14 25h 5m 7h 25m 7.28 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/06 08:44:00 14 3/06 08:50:00 14 0h 6m 2h 14m 8.06 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 11:20:00 14 3/06 11:44:00 14 0h 24m 2h 30m 10.00 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 02:32:00 14 3/07 05:30:00 14 2h 58m 14h 48m 3.99 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 15:49:00 14 3/07 23:49:00 12 8h 0m 10h 19m 10.86 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 07:06:00 12 3/08 08:57:00 12 1h 51m 7h 17m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 17:37:00 12 3/09 01:58:00 12 8h 21m 8h 40m 6.00 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 08:27:00 12 3/09 13:30:00 12 5h 3m 5h 29m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 01:56:00 12 3/10 07:10:00 11 5h 14m 12h 26m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 14:12:00 11 3/10 14:20:00 10 0h 8m 7h 2m 5.97 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 04:35:00 10 3/11 12:29:00 10 7h 54m 14h 15m 3.37 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 19:37:00 10 3/11 22:36:00 10 2h 59m 7h 8m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 05:40:00 10 3/12 13:42:00 10 8h 2m 7h 4m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 21:35:00 10 3/12 21:37:00 10 0h 2m 7h 53m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 01:17:50 10 3h 40m 6.00 ✔ ✔ 22