December 9, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 6
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


2001 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:11:00 10
Willow 3/04 11:10:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 15:14:00 16 3/04 17:26:00 16 2h 12m 4h 4m 11.07 45
Skwentna 3/04 20:11:00 16 3/04 20:22:00 16 0h 11m 2h 45m 12.36 34
Finger Lake 3/05 06:21:00 16 3/05 07:48:00 15 1h 27m 9h 59m 4.51 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 11:12:00 15 3/05 17:15:00 15 6h 3m 3h 24m 8.82 30
Rohn 3/05 21:24:00 15 3/05 23:30:00 15 2h 6m 4h 9m 11.57 48
Nikolai 3/06 14:13:00 15 3/06 19:24:00 15 5h 11m 14h 43m 6.32 93
McGrath 3/07 00:43:00 15 3/07 00:53:00 15 0h 10m 5h 19m 9.03 48
Takotna 3/07 03:07:00 15 3/07 10:19:00 15 7h 12m 2h 14m 10.30 23
Ophir 3/07 12:43:00 15 3/07 12:55:00 15 0h 12m 2h 24m 15.83 38
Iditarod 3/08 07:42:00 15 3/09 09:48:00 15 26h 6m 18h 47m 4.79 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/09 17:30:00 15 3/10 01:37:00 15 8h 7m 7h 42m 8.44 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 04:50:00 15 3/10 05:10:00 15 0h 20m 3h 13m -20.21 ✔ -65
Grayling 3/10 08:00:00 15 3/10 13:47:00 15 5h 47m 2h 50m 38.12 ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/10 22:51:00 15 3/11 07:05:00 14 8h 14m 9h 4m 6.62 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/11 17:52:00 14 3/12 01:50:00 12 7h 58m 10h 47m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/12 12:43:00 12 3/12 20:16:00 12 7h 33m 10h 53m 8.27 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 03:05:00 12 3/13 10:56:00 12 7h 51m 6h 49m 5.87 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 17:05:00 12 3/13 20:00:00 12 2h 55m 6h 9m 9.43 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 02:53:00 12 3/14 05:49:00 12 2h 56m 6h 53m 6.97 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 11:46:00 12 3/14 19:46:00 11 8h 0m 5h 57m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 04:41:00 11 3/15 04:47:00 11 0h 6m 8h 55m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 08:00:30 11 3h 13m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 22