May 20, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » John Dixon

John Dixon

Bib Number: 45
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska


Biography

John Dixon, 40, was born and raised in Garland, Texas. Growing up in Texas, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and always dreamed of living in Alaska. He moved to Fairbanks in 1995 to attend UAF and received his B.S. from there in Wildlife Biology. He has worked the last seven years as an operations supervisor for BP on the slope. “I’m ready to come back and race the Iditarod again after a 14 year break. I have continued to train and breed sled dogs since my rookie year in 2000 while I have also been raising a family and building a career with BP Alaska on the North Slope. I want to get back on the trail because I feel like the dogs are ready and so am I. So with a lot of help and support from my family and friends, we hope to have a successful return to the Iditarod.” John and Lisa are the parents of Justin, 24, John Jr. 15, Jessica, 9, and Jack, 6. John says he enjoys spending time with his wife, raising his family and hunting, fishing and rafting.


2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:34:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:26:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:29:00 16 3/02 19:38:00 16 0h 9m 4h 3m 10.37 42
Skwentna 3/03 05:15:00 16 3/03 05:25:00 16 0h 10m 9h 37m 3.12 30
Finger Lake 3/03 15:08:00 16 3/03 15:12:00 15 0h 4m 9h 43m 4.12 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 18:58:00 15 3/04 01:32:00 14 6h 34m 3h 46m 7.96 30
Rohn 3/04 08:43:00 14 3/04 17:02:00 12 8h 19m 7h 11m 4.87 35
Nikolai 3/05 11:59:00 12 3/05 19:53:00 12 7h 54m 18h 57m 3.96 75
McGrath 3/06 01:58:00 12 3/07 03:07:00 12 25h 9m 6h 5m 7.89 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/07 05:57:00 12 3/07 06:00:00 12 0h 3m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 08:46:00 12 2h 46m 8.31 ✔ Scratched 23