June 21, 2018

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Jodi Bailey

Bib Number: 6
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Jodi Bailey, 48, grew up on the island of Marthas Vineyard MA. She earned her BA in Theater Studies and Anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta GA. While at Emory she made her first summer trip to Alaska to study storytelling. “Since my first summer here I knew in my heart Alaska was the place for me”. After graduating in 1991 she moved to Fairbanks and never looked back. In addition to mushing Jodi enjoys yoga, running, gardening, and cooking. Jodi and her husband, Yukon Quest and Iditarod veteran, Dan Kaduce, call Dew Claw Kennel in Chatanika Alaska home; along with Opal & Jasper (the house dogs) their team of racing Alaskan huskies, and Chopper (the cat who is cool enough to live with this many dogs).

Jodi began mushing in 1995 and has focused on distance races including the Copper Basin 300, Tustumena 200, Denali Doubles, Kobuk 440, and Yukon Quest. In 2011 Jodi made history when she became the first rookie to successfully complete both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod in the same year. “One of my favorite things about distance racing is the relationship you develop with your team over the hours and miles.” Jodi explains, “We are running dogs that were born in our living room, the descendants of our original race dogs. It is exciting to see them grow from wiggly fur balls to world class athletes”

Sponsors

Usibelli Coal Mine
Halliburton
TJ's Landclearing/Tom Gross owner
Virginia Pond
Nancy Bailey
Meg Thornton
Marlys Sauer
Pendra King
Lou & Fran Varndell

Kirstie McGuinness
Mike Pickell
Sally Dunkley
Paw Partners & Arrowhead Fabrics
Oreen & Judy Brownson
Susi Marsh
Joel Switzer
Mushaholics


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:08:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:08:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 17:52:00 16 3/04 18:05:00 16 0h 13m 3h 44m 11.25 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:07:00 16 3/05 02:02:00 16 4h 55m 3h 2m 9.89 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:37:00 16 3/05 10:29:00 16 3h 52m 4h 35m 8.73 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 14:02:00 16 3/05 17:43:00 16 3h 41m 3h 33m 8.45 30
Rohn 3/05 22:02:00 16 3/05 22:38:00 16 0h 36m 4h 19m 8.11 35
Nikolai 3/06 12:35:00 16 3/06 19:26:00 15 6h 51m 13h 57m 5.38 75
McGrath 3/07 02:09:00 15 3/07 02:12:00 15 0h 3m 6h 43m 7.15 48
Takotna 3/07 05:32:00 15 3/08 07:37:00 15 26h 5m 3h 20m 5.40 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 10:19:00 15 3/08 11:25:00 15 1h 6m 2h 42m 8.52 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/09 00:42:00 15 3/09 08:56:00 15 8h 14m 13h 17m 5.50 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 22:31:00 15 3/10 04:13:00 14 5h 42m 13h 35m 5.15 ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 10:20:00 14 3/10 16:26:00 14 6h 6m 6h 7m 8.17 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 22:41:00 14 3/11 10:28:00 13 10h 47m 6h 15m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/11 14:30:00 13 3/11 14:53:00 13 0h 23m 4h 2m 11.65 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 06:35:00 13 3/12 13:17:00 12 6h 42m 15h 42m 5.41 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 19:15:00 12 3/13 11:52:00 12 16h 37m 5h 58m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 20:24:00 12 3/14 02:27:00 12 6h 3m 8h 32m 5.86 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 08:47:00 12 3/14 10:57:00 12 2h 10m 6h 20m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 17:44:00 12 3/15 01:44:00 12 8h 0m 6h 47m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 08:26:00 12 3/15 08:33:00 11 0h 7m 6h 42m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 11:19:53 11 2h 46m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 22