June 25, 2017

Musher Details

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Katherine Keith

Bib Number: 52
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska
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Biography

Katherine, 38, was born in Minnesota and lived there until completing high school at which point Katherine decided that it was time to pursue her dream of going to Alaska. She graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in 2008 with a degree in Renewable Energy Engineering. She had always dreamed of flying a bush plane, eating caribou, running dogs, and having a camp in the Brooks Range. She went to Kotzebue to handle dogs and has lived there off and on ever since. Katherine began racing dogs in 2011 and soon realized that Iditarod was on the horizon. So she began competing in the races she needed to qualify for the 2014 Iditarod.

Katherine and John Baker raise and train over 50 dogs in Kotzebue, Alaska as they focus on having the best dog kennel in the world. Katherine and John also own a number of small businesses including Remote Solutions, LLC which allows them to professionally help meet the needs of rural Alaska. Katherine is an Ironman Triathlete and hopes to soon qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. She is also a proud parent of Amelia who is 14 years old.


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 12:40:00 16
Nenana 3/06 18:21:00 16 3/06 22:08:00 16 3h 47m 5h 41m 10.56 60
Manley 3/07 11:44:00 16 3/07 12:02:00 15 0h 18m 13h 36m 6.62 90
Tanana 3/07 23:50:00 15 3/08 04:18:00 14 4h 28m 11h 48m 5.59 66
Ruby 3/09 02:37:00 14 3/09 10:37:00 14 8h 0m 22h 19m 5.33 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 16:50:00 14 3/09 17:05:00 13 0h 15m 6h 13m 8.04 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/10 09:33:00 13 3/11 10:15:00 13 24h 42m 16h 28m 4.98 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 05:08:00 13 3/12 05:13:00 12 0h 5m 17h 53m 4.81 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 07:39:00 12 3/12 09:21:00 12 1h 42m 2h 26m 9.04 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 13:50:00 12 3/12 18:15:00 10 4h 25m 4h 29m 10.48 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 08:20:00 10 3/13 12:00:00 9 3h 40m 14h 5m 6.04 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 18:13:00 9 3/13 18:19:00 9 0h 6m 6h 13m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 01:54:00 9 3/14 08:20:00 8 6h 26m 7h 35m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 14:47:00 8 3/14 15:01:00 8 0h 14m 6h 27m 7.44 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 23:04:00 8 3/15 07:06:00 8 8h 2m 8h 3m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 14:19:00 8 3/15 14:21:00 8 0h 2m 7h 13m 7.62 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 17:50:31 8 3h 29m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 22