November 25, 2014

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Jodi Bailey

Jodi Bailey

Bib Number: 4
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Jodi Bailey, 46, grew up on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, a world away from mushing and arctic winters. She earned her BA in Theater Studies and Anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. It was there that she got a grant to study storytelling and made her first summer trip to Alaska. From the moment she first arrived here, she was hooked, and after graduating in 1991, she moved to Fairbanks and never looked back. Today she and Dan Kaduce call Dew Claw Kennel in Chatanika, AK, home.

Jodi began mushing in 1995, and before her first Iditarod, she ran the Copper Basin, Tustumena, Denali Doubles and Kobuk 440 in addition to other shorter races. In 2011, Jodi made history when she became the first rookie to successfully complete both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod in the same year. Jodi says, “It is an honor to be able to work with these amazing dogs. They never fail to inspire me with their attitude and what they are capable of doing. When you are out there on the trail with your team, you don’t have e-mails, or work, or laundry, or anything like that. Everything that is important is right there in front of you. When you travel by dog team you are really exposed to the world around you, experiencing it in all its beauty and extremes. People talk about finding your ‘happy place’. Well, for me it is on the back of a sled with my team.”

In addition to mushing she finds time for yoga, running, biking, gardening and cooking. “A lot of what we do every day is really part of the bigger goal of running dogs,” Jodi says. She also enjoys crafts and projects, such as making salves from botanicals she harvests locally, and making jams from wild berries and her own organic rhubarb. Jodi is married to Yukon Quest and Iditarod veteran, Dan Kaduce.

Sponsors

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.
David Smith
Sharon Hartshorn
Fordyce Logan, Jr.
Orren & Judy Brownson
Pendra King
Walt & Janet Tremor
Claudia & Lee Nowak
Mike Pickell
Sandi & Dave Kaduce
Lou & Fran Varndell
Becky Young
Robert & Jolene Parsons
Theresa & John Daily
Sandra Wildfeuer
Joseph Doranski
Sarah & Vaughan Axling

Connie Lykens
TJ’s Land Clearing
ManMat
Neos Overshoe
Intuition Liners
Bailey Farms
Nancy Bailey
Virginia Pond
Meg Thornton
Marlys Sauer
Kirstie McGuinness
Dawn Beckwell
Mamie Brundige
Mike Farmer
Halliburton
Carol & Don Hand
Cynthia Lawrence


2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:04:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:04:00 16
Yentna 3/03 17:53:00 16 3/03 18:04:00 16 0h 11m 3h 49m 11.00 42
Skwentna 3/04 00:43:00 16 3/04 00:58:00 16 0h 15m 6h 39m 4.51 30
Finger Lake 3/04 05:20:00 16 3/04 10:09:00 14 4h 49m 4h 22m 9.16 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 13:54:00 14 3/04 17:19:00 14 3h 25m 3h 45m 8.00 30
Rohn 3/04 22:48:00 14 3/05 04:10:00 13 5h 22m 5h 29m 6.38 35
Nikolai 3/05 18:08:00 13 3/06 00:15:00 12 6h 7m 13h 58m 5.37 75
McGrath 3/06 06:35:00 12 3/06 06:58:00 12 0h 23m 6h 20m 7.58 48
Takotna 3/06 09:37:00 12 3/06 09:54:00 11 0h 17m 2h 39m 6.79 18
Ophir 3/06 16:50:00 11 3/07 18:56:00 11 26h 6m 6h 56m 3.32 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 11:50:00 11 3/08 18:28:00 11 6h 38m 16h 54m 4.73 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 07:55:00 11 3/09 15:55:00 11 8h 0m 13h 27m 4.09 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 19:34:00 11 3/09 21:37:00 11 2h 3m 3h 39m 6.85 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 00:23:00 11 3/10 00:46:00 11 0h 23m 2h 46m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/10 15:03:00 11 3/10 20:25:00 11 5h 22m 13h 17m 4.67 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/11 11:26:00 11 3/11 11:45:00 11 0h 19m 15h 1m 4.00 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/12 03:30:00 11 3/12 09:35:00 11 6h 5m 15h 45m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 15:16:00 11 3/12 19:01:00 11 3h 45m 5h 41m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 02:12:00 11 3/13 08:56:00 9 6h 44m 7h 11m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 16:13:00 9 3/13 21:39:00 9 5h 26m 7h 17m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 04:54:00 9 3/14 12:58:00 9 8h 4m 7h 15m 6.34 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 19:25:00 9 3/14 19:35:00 9 0h 10m 6h 27m 8.53 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 22:52:02 9 3h 17m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 22