February 22, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 66
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

Awards

Sportsmanship Award — Sponsored by Donlin Gold

2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 12:20:00 16 3/05 12:20:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:08:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:19:00 16 3/06 20:22:00 16 0h 3m 4h 11m 10.04 42
Skwentna 3/07 02:39:00 16 3/07 02:50:00 16 0h 11m 6h 17m 4.77 30
Finger Lake 3/07 07:53:00 16 3/07 11:09:00 16 3h 16m 5h 3m 7.92 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 14:52:00 16 3/07 15:04:00 16 0h 12m 3h 43m 8.07 30
Rohn 3/07 22:37:00 16 3/07 22:43:00 16 0h 6m 7h 33m 4.64 35
Nikolai 3/08 12:00:00 16 3/08 15:36:00 16 3h 36m 13h 17m 5.65 75
McGrath 3/08 21:13:00 16 3/09 00:43:00 16 3h 30m 5h 37m 8.55 48
Takotna 3/09 02:55:00 16 3/09 03:00:00 14 0h 5m 2h 12m 8.18 18
Ophir 3/09 05:52:00 14 3/09 06:02:00 14 0h 10m 2h 52m 8.02 23
Cripple 3/09 20:13:00 14 3/10 20:58:00 12 24h 45m 14h 11m 5.15 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 10:24:00 12 3/11 10:30:00 12 0h 6m 13h 26m 5.21 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 17:14:00 12 3/12 01:14:00 12 8h 0m 6h 44m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 08:31:00 12 3/12 11:39:00 12 3h 8m 7h 17m 5.08 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 16:17:00 12 3/12 16:25:00 12 0h 8m 4h 38m 10.14 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 07:28:00 12 3/13 12:02:00 11 4h 34m 14h 3m 6.05 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 18:28:00 11 3/13 23:26:00 11 4h 58m 6h 26m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 07:27:00 11 3/14 11:30:00 11 4h 3m 8h 1m 6.24 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 18:03:00 11 3/14 18:12:00 10 0h 9m 6h 33m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 01:37:00 10 3/15 09:55:00 10 8h 18m 7h 25m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 17:10:00 10 3/15 17:11:00 10 0h 1m 7h 15m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 20:45:05 10 3h 34m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 22