April 22, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Kristin Bacon

Kristin Bacon

Bib Number: 17
Hometown: Big Lake, Alaska
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Biography

Kristin Bacon, 43, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and resided in various parts until 1997 when she graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Physical Therapy. In early 1999, after a phone interview with Providence Children’s Hospital, Kristin was offered a job in Alaska. Seeking a chance to work in a hospital setting with children, and intrigued by the unknowns Alaska had to offer, Kristin decided to make the move. Not only did the children’s hospital provide an excellent opportunity to grow professionally, Kristin met a mentoring doctor who introduced her to his sled dog team. Kristin began helping at his kennel annually for several weeks while he and his wife traveled to Kauai.

In 2003, Kristin began volunteering at the Skwentna checkpoint during the Iditarod and began mushing in 2011. Now that she has her own team, she is focused on preparing herself and her dogs to run the Iditarod.

When she isn’t training for races, Kristin really enjoys sharing the dogs with the community during events like Ikidarod (free dog sled rides for kids with special needs), Aurora Dog Mushing events (Junior and Business person races, vaccination clinics, etc) as well as doing adapted mushing activities with her pediatric clients at Bacon’s acres.

Kristin also continues to work as a pediatric physical therapist servicing families in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley and remote Alaskan school districts. She is the secretary of the Aurora Dog Mushers and in her free time enjoys photography, international travel and gardening.

Sponsors

Bolt Construction, Inc., OH
Mike/Carol Fritz
Buff, Inc.
Katherine Joy Photography
Kent Waite/Gotta Wanna Expeditions

Pam/Jim Updegraff, OH
Husky Homestead
Racerconnect.com, DC/VA
Alyeska Therapy Center


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 11:30:00 16
Nenana 3/06 18:52:00 16 3/07 01:25:00 15 6h 33m 7h 22m 8.14 60
Manley 3/07 18:41:00 15 3/08 00:30:00 15 5h 49m 17h 16m 5.21 90
Tanana 3/08 10:46:00 15 3/08 20:04:00 13 9h 18m 10h 16m 6.43 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 17:31:00 13 3/10 01:40:00 13 8h 9m 21h 27m 5.55 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 08:46:00 13 3/11 10:43:00 13 25h 57m 7h 6m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/12 00:45:00 13 3/12 09:57:00 13 8h 12m 14h 2m 5.84 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/13 02:06:00 13 3/13 02:12:00 13 0h 6m 16h 9m 5.33 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/13 05:10:00 13 3/13 15:13:00 13 10h 3m 2h 58m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 19:56:00 13 3/14 02:00:00 13 6h 4m 4h 43m 9.96 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 16:56:00 13 3/15 02:17:00 13 9h 21m 14h 56m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 08:29:00 13 3/15 14:50:00 13 6h 21m 6h 12m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 21:14:00 13 3/16 03:40:00 13 6h 26m 6h 24m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 09:58:00 13 3/16 16:20:00 12 6h 22m 6h 18m 7.62 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 23:07:00 12 3/17 07:15:00 12 8h 8m 6h 47m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 14:22:00 12 3/17 14:24:00 12 0h 2m 7h 7m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 17:45:43 12 3h 21m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 22