John BarronHometown: Helmville, MT
There are no records for this musher during the 1997 race.
John Barron, 57, was born in Texas. He moved to Alaska where he lived for many years before moving to Montana in 2000. He began mushing in 1978 and became interested in the Iditarod when reading an article in the Iditarod Trail Annual. He ran his first Iditarod in 1978 and is one of the mushers who has run more than twenty Iditarods. He and Kathleen are the parents of three adult sons, Laird, Jason and Will. Both Laird and Jason are Iditarod veterans and Will is a sprint musher. John is a member of the IOFC and says his hobbies and interests are horses, dogs and enjoying the outdoors.