December 13, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Mike Williams, Sr.

Mike Williams, Sr.

Bib Number: 26
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.


2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:55:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 14:13:00 12 3h 18m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 10:55:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 12:01:00 16 3/03 12:02:00 16 0h 1m 1h 6m 12.73 14
Yentna Station 3/03 20:46:00 16 3/03 20:52:00 16 0h 6m 8h 44m 5.95 52
Skwentna 3/03 23:46:00 16 2h 54m 11.72 34
Finger Lake 3/04 10:06:00 16 3/04 10:13:00 16 0h 7m 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 20:25:00 16 3/04 20:46:00 16 0h 21m 10h 12m 2.94 30
Rohn 3/05 01:55:00 16 3/05 10:22:00 16 8h 27m 5h 9m 9.32 48
Nikolai 3/06 00:13:00 16 15 13h 51m 6.71 93
McGrath 3/06 14:06:00 15 3/06 14:12:00 15 0h 6m 48
Takotna 3/06 17:06:00 15 3/07 18:34:00 15 25h 28m 2h 54m 7.93 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 21:31:00 15 3/07 21:48:00 15 0h 17m 2h 57m 12.88 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/08 16:50:00 15 3/09 00:55:00 14 8h 5m 19h 2m 3.15 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/09 15:04:00 14 3/09 23:21:00 14 8h 17m 14h 9m 7.92 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 07:04:00 14 3/10 14:18:00 14 7h 14m 7h 43m 6.74 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/10 22:45:00 14 3/11 06:36:00 14 7h 51m 8h 27m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 11:23:00 14 3/11 17:59:00 14 6h 36m 4h 47m 8.78 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 08:20:00 14 3/12 17:22:00 14 9h 2m 14h 21m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 23:33:00 14 3/13 05:20:00 14 5h 47m 6h 11m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 12:28:00 14 3/13 18:07:00 14 5h 39m 7h 8m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 00:53:00 14 3/14 05:54:00 14 5h 1m 6h 46m 7.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 12:27:00 14 3/14 20:27:00 14 8h 0m 6h 33m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 04:54:00 14 3/15 05:04:00 14 0h 10m 8h 27m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 08:23:46 14 3h 19m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 22