June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Bib Number: 46
Hometown: Unalakleet, Alaska


Biography

Paul Johnson, 53, was born and raised in Alaska. He moved from St. Michael to Unalakleet in 1964 to be close to family while attending Covenant High School and has lived in Unalakleet ever since. After graduating as valedictorian from high school, he attended UAA four years in the School of Business and Finance. He says he grew up around sled dogs. "My dad used them to provide for the family until 1964, trapping, hunting and general travel. I was interested in the Iditarod from the first year it ran." His brother, Henry, ran the Race in 1980 and he ran in 1986. He has been involved with the Norton Sound Sled Dog Club from its inception. In 2009 and 2010, Paul helped his brother, William "Middy", train his 2010 team. Since they had a lot of time and resources invested in the 2010 team, he was then encouraged by his family to run in 2011. "I enjoy the challenge and I want to do the best I can in 2011." Paul is a member of the Unalakleet Covenant Church and the Norton Sound Sled Dog Club. He lists his hobbies as hunting, fishing and building things.

Sponsors

Norton Sound Sled Dog Club
Angelo Caputto
Hunt Alaska
Family & Friends
Everts Air Cargo

Awards

Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial — Sponsored by Northern Air Cargo

2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 11:36:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:28:00 15
Yentna Station 3/06 19:23:00 15 3/06 19:27:00 15 0h 4m 3h 55m 11.49 45
Skwentna 3/07 01:30:00 15 3/07 01:58:00 15 0h 28m 6h 3m 5.62 34
Finger Lake 3/07 07:16:00 15 3/07 14:00:00 15 6h 44m 5h 18m 8.49 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 18:26:00 15 3/07 22:20:00 14 3h 54m 4h 26m 6.77 30
Rohn 3/08 02:39:00 14 3/08 09:48:00 14 7h 9m 4h 19m 11.12 48
Nikolai 3/08 19:46:00 14 3/09 01:17:00 14 5h 31m 9h 58m 7.53 75
McGrath 3/09 06:35:00 14 3/09 06:35:00 14 0h 0m 5h 18m 10.19 54
Takotna 3/09 09:19:00 14 3/10 10:08:00 14 24h 49m 2h 44m 6.59 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 12:19:00 14 3/10 12:35:00 14 0h 16m 2h 11m 11.45 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/11 03:11:00 14 3/11 11:55:00 14 8h 44m 14h 36m 6.16 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 21:46:00 14 3/12 12:12:00 14 14h 26m 9h 51m 6.60 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 15:51:00 14 3/12 17:04:00 12 1h 13m 3h 39m 6.85 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 19:22:00 12 3/13 01:23:00 12 6h 1m 2h 18m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 09:39:00 12 3/13 17:28:00 12 7h 49m 7h 16m 8.26 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/14 03:24:00 12 3/14 13:27:00 12 10h 3m 9h 56m 7.05 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 00:55:00 12 3/15 13:20:00 9 12h 25m 11h 28m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 19:00:00 9 3/16 12:15:00 9 17h 15m 5h 40m 7.41 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/16 17:24:00 9 3/16 21:37:00 9 4h 13m 5h 9m 9.32 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/17 03:19:00 9 3/17 11:35:00 9 8h 16m 5h 42m 8.42 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 17:23:00 9 3/18 01:34:00 9 8h 11m 5h 48m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 06:52:00 9 3/18 06:53:00 9 0h 1m 5h 18m 10.38 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 09:18:48 9 2h 25m 9.10 ✔ 22