May 21, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 11
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska
Website:


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


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 10:19:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:18:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 18:39:00 16 3/04 18:49:00 16 0h 10m 4h 21m 9.66 42
Skwentna 3/05 00:53:00 16 3/05 00:58:00 16 0h 5m 6h 4m 4.95 30
Finger Lake 3/05 05:59:00 16 3/05 08:59:00 15 3h 0m 5h 1m 7.97 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:24:00 15 3/05 15:34:00 15 3h 10m 3h 25m 8.78 30
Rohn 3/05 19:40:00 15 3/05 23:41:00 15 4h 1m 4h 6m 8.54 35
Nikolai 3/06 09:36:00 15 3/06 13:49:00 15 4h 13m 9h 55m 7.56 75
McGrath 3/06 21:07:00 15 3/06 21:12:00 14 0h 5m 7h 18m 6.58 48
Takotna 3/07 00:09:00 14 3/08 02:01:00 14 25h 52m 2h 57m 6.10 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 05:07:00 14 3/08 05:09:00 14 0h 2m 3h 6m 7.42 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 17:02:00 14 3/08 20:15:00 14 3h 13m 11h 53m 6.14 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 08:30:00 14 3/09 16:30:00 14 8h 0m 12h 15m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/09 22:52:00 14 3/10 03:01:00 13 4h 9m 6h 22m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 09:33:00 13 3/10 09:37:00 12 0h 4m 6h 32m 5.66 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/10 14:32:00 12 3/10 18:30:00 12 3h 58m 4h 55m 9.56 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/11 09:08:00 12 3/11 14:43:00 12 5h 35m 13h 38m 6.23 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 21:06:00 12 3/11 23:25:00 11 2h 19m 6h 23m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 07:48:00 11 3/12 13:33:00 11 5h 45m 8h 23m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 21:12:00 11 3/13 00:53:00 11 3h 41m 7h 39m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 09:27:00 11 3/13 17:27:00 11 8h 0m 8h 34m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 00:51:00 11 3/14 00:52:00 11 0h 1m 7h 24m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 04:25:47 11 3h 33m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 22