August 28, 2014

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 13
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska
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Biography

John Baker, 51, 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 self-employed and enjoys the rural Alaska life. He has a son, Alex, 24, a veteran of the Jr. Iditarod and a daughter, Tahayla, 10. A commercial pilot, he says that his hobby is flying.


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 10:22:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:22:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:45:00 16 3/03 18:53:00 16 0h 8m 4h 23m 9.58 42
Skwentna 3/04 02:45:00 16 3/04 02:50:00 16 0h 5m 7h 52m 3.81 30
Finger Lake 3/04 07:21:00 16 3/04 12:21:00 16 5h 0m 4h 31m 8.86 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 16:04:00 16 3/04 16:11:00 16 0h 7m 3h 43m 8.07 30
Rohn 3/04 21:07:00 16 3/05 02:18:00 15 5h 11m 4h 56m 7.09 35
Nikolai 3/05 11:49:00 15 3/05 16:50:00 15 5h 1m 9h 31m 7.88 75
McGrath 3/05 22:57:00 15 3/05 23:00:00 14 0h 3m 6h 7m 7.85 48
Takotna 3/06 01:25:00 14 3/07 03:15:00 14 25h 50m 2h 25m 7.45 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 06:07:00 14 3/07 06:12:00 14 0h 5m 2h 52m 8.02 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 18:26:00 14 3/07 23:43:00 14 5h 17m 12h 14m 6.54 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 08:38:00 14 3/08 08:40:00 14 0h 2m 8h 55m 6.17 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 12:27:00 14 3/08 20:27:00 14 8h 0m 3h 47m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 23:25:00 14 3/08 23:33:00 14 0h 8m 2h 58m 6.07 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 07:43:00 14 3/09 12:01:00 13 4h 18m 8h 10m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 21:30:00 13 3/10 02:30:00 12 5h 0m 9h 29m 6.33 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 18:03:00 12 3/11 01:36:00 12 7h 33m 14h 33m 5.84 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 08:06:00 12 3/11 11:00:00 12 2h 54m 6h 30m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 17:52:00 12 3/11 22:51:00 12 4h 59m 6h 52m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 06:46:00 12 3/12 09:51:00 12 3h 5m 7h 55m 6.06 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 17:35:00 12 3/13 01:35:00 12 8h 0m 7h 44m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 09:13:00 12 3/13 09:26:00 12 0h 13m 7h 38m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 12:49:16 12 3h 23m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 22