February 25, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 78
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska
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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


2015 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 12:47:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 12:32:00 16
Nenana 3/09 18:11:00 16 3/09 18:15:00 16 0h 4m 5h 39m 10.62 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 10:46:00 16 3/10 11:15:00 15 0h 29m 16h 31m 5.45 90
Tanana 3/10 22:21:00 15 3/11 02:25:00 15 4h 4m 11h 6m 5.95 66
Ruby 3/11 23:15:00 15 3/12 23:20:00 15 24h 5m 20h 50m 5.71 ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 05:42:00 15 3/13 10:13:00 15 4h 31m 6h 22m 7.85 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/13 22:07:00 15 3/14 06:12:00 15 8h 5m 11h 54m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 21:32:00 15 3/15 01:54:00 14 4h 22m 15h 20m 5.61 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 04:31:00 14 3/15 04:38:00 14 0h 7m 2h 37m 8.41 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 09:58:00 14 3/15 15:06:00 14 5h 8m 5h 20m 8.81 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 08:31:00 14 3/16 14:52:00 12 6h 21m 17h 25m 4.88 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 23:52:00 12 3/17 03:35:00 12 3h 43m 9h 0m 4.44 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 11:07:00 12 3/17 17:16:00 12 6h 9m 7h 32m 6.64 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/18 00:56:00 12 3/18 05:35:00 12 4h 39m 7h 40m 6.26 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 13:13:00 12 3/18 21:20:00 12 8h 7m 7h 38m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 05:05:00 12 3/19 05:07:00 12 0h 2m 7h 45m 7.10 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 08:12:58 12 3h 5m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 22