December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Mike Williams, Sr.

Mike Williams, Sr.

Bib Number: 36
Hometown: Akiak, Alaska


Biography

Mike Williams, 62, was born and raised in Alaska. He went to Chemawa Indian School in Oregon and attended Kuskokwim College and the University of Alaska, studying counseling. He went on to serve his country in the US Army. He says he’s been mushing “since birth.” He has run the Iditarod 14 times and the Kusko 300 20 times. Mike sat out the last three Iditarods while his son, Michael, Jr., competed. “I am running my 15th Iditarod for a cause that I really believe in, SOBRIETY! We always had dogs for transportation and for our survival as Yupiaq Peoples of Western Alaska. Upon retirement, I went back to Akiak to raise our children. We will continue to be involved in the ‘Last Great Race on Earth’ and other races throughout Alaska. It has been a huge honor to drive those dogs. Thanks to my family and sponsors who have enabled me to do these things.” Mike is a member of the Alaska Native Community and the National Congress of American Indians. He says he enjoys reading, karate, hunting, fishing, gathering and spending time with grand kids. Mike is married to Maggie. They have 5 adult children.


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 11:17:00 10
Willow 3/04 12:10:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 16:01:00 16 3/04 19:07:00 16 3h 6m 3h 51m 11.69 45
Skwentna 3/04 22:07:00 16 3/04 22:25:00 16 0h 18m 3h 0m 11.33 34
Finger Lake 3/05 10:03:00 16 3/05 10:24:00 16 0h 21m 11h 38m 3.87 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 14:19:00 16 3/05 20:04:00 15 5h 45m 3h 55m 7.66 30
Rohn 3/06 00:53:00 15 3/06 06:30:00 15 5h 37m 4h 49m 9.97 48
Nikolai 3/06 23:04:00 15 3/07 03:35:00 14 4h 31m 16h 34m 5.61 93
McGrath 3/07 09:55:00 14 3/07 10:35:00 14 0h 40m 6h 20m 7.58 48
Takotna 3/07 13:05:00 14 3/08 14:18:00 14 25h 13m 2h 30m 9.20 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/08 17:08:00 14 3/08 17:35:00 14 0h 27m 2h 50m 13.41 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/09 14:24:00 14 3/09 22:45:00 14 8h 21m 20h 49m 4.32 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/10 11:26:00 14 3/10 19:26:00 14 8h 0m 12h 41m 5.12 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 23:42:00 14 3/11 10:05:00 14 10h 23m 4h 16m -15.23 ✔ ✔ -65
Grayling 3/11 13:25:00 14 3/11 20:26:00 14 7h 1m 3h 20m 32.40 ✔ ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/12 08:28:00 14 3/12 16:09:00 14 7h 41m 12h 2m 4.99 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 05:12:00 14 3/13 11:45:00 14 6h 33m 13h 3m 5.36 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 02:15:00 14 3/14 08:06:00 14 5h 51m 14h 30m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 14:50:00 14 3/14 21:49:00 13 6h 59m 6h 44m 5.94 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 07:00:00 13 3/15 11:50:00 13 4h 50m 9h 11m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 19:30:00 13 3/15 22:50:00 13 3h 20m 7h 40m 6.26 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 09:44:00 13 3/16 18:05:00 13 8h 21m 10h 54m 4.22 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 02:59:00 13 3/17 03:56:00 12 0h 57m 8h 54m 6.18 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 07:21:05 12 3h 25m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 22