December 13, 2018

Musher Details

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Jon Korta

Bib Number: 24
Hometown: Galena, Alaska
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Biography

Jon Korta, 42, was born in Wisconsin, and went to college at the University of Minnesota, where he competed in track and cross-country running, and earned a degree in entrepreneurship. He and his wife, Tanya, moved to Alaska in 1993 seeking adventure, found it, and never went back. Jon worked as an elementary school teacher for a few years, before being promoted to a stay-at-home dad. Along with his wife Tanya, and three children Dylan, Kaleb, and Kiana, they live in the Yukon River community of Galena where they own and operate Borealis Bed and Breakfast and are developing an adventure tourism business. Jon has been running dogs for 10 years, but it wasn't until 2000 when he got the opportunity to volunteer as the checker in Galena that he became interested in someday actually competing in the race itself.

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2007 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 10:50:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 11:52:00 12 1h 2m 0.00
Willow 3/04 14:44:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 18:06:00 16 3/04 18:11:00 16 0h 5m 3h 22m 13.37 45
Skwentna 3/05 01:58:00 16 3/05 04:00:00 16 2h 2m 7h 47m 4.37 34
Finger Lake 3/05 12:26:00 16 3/05 12:49:00 15 0h 23m 8h 26m 5.34 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 16:46:00 15 3/06 07:47:00 15 15h 1m 3h 57m 7.59 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 13:24:00 15 3/06 18:31:00 15 5h 7m 5h 37m 8.55 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/07 06:23:00 15 3/07 13:39:00 14 7h 16m 11h 52m 6.74 80
McGrath 3/07 19:36:00 14 3/07 19:52:00 14 0h 16m 5h 57m 8.07 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/07 22:34:00 14 3/09 00:32:00 14 25h 58m 2h 42m 6.67 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/09 02:51:00 14 3/09 03:06:00 14 0h 15m 2h 19m 10.79 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 21:51:00 14 3/10 05:10:00 13 7h 19m 18h 45m 4.80 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/10 16:45:00 13 3/10 22:27:00 13 5h 42m 11h 35m 5.61 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 01:50:00 13 3/11 03:05:00 13 0h 15m 3h 23m 7.39 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 05:26:00 13 3/11 12:31:00 13 7h 5m 2h 21m 7.66 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 20:18:00 13 3/12 04:28:00 12 8h 10m 7h 47m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/12 11:55:00 12 3/12 18:42:00 12 6h 47m 7h 27m 9.40 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/13 10:25:00 12 3/13 14:58:00 12 4h 33m 15h 43m 5.73 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/13 20:48:00 12 3/14 03:28:00 12 6h 40m 5h 50m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/14 09:01:00 12 3/14 17:19:00 12 8h 18m 5h 33m 8.65 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/14 22:40:00 12 3/15 04:06:00 12 5h 26m 5h 21m 8.97 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 10:11:00 12 3/15 18:13:00 12 8h 2m 6h 5m 7.56 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 01:08:00 12 3/16 01:13:00 12 0h 5m 6h 55m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 04:09:16 12 2h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 22