December 18, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 44
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

Sponsors

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Northern Air Cargo
Tech Cominco


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 11:34:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:24:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:28:00 16 3/08 19:33:00 16 0h 5m 4h 4m 16.23 66
Skwentna 3/08 22:53:00 16 3/09 03:46:00 15 4h 53m 3h 20m 10.20 34
Finger Lake 3/09 09:20:00 15 3/09 09:25:00 15 0h 5m 5h 34m 8.08 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 18:27:00 15 3/09 18:33:00 15 0h 6m 9h 2m 3.32 30
Rohn 3/09 23:17:00 15 3/10 05:05:00 15 5h 48m 4h 44m 10.14 48
Nikolai 3/10 14:58:00 15 3/10 20:17:00 15 5h 19m 9h 53m 7.59 75
McGrath 3/11 03:10:00 15 3/11 03:24:00 15 0h 14m 6h 53m 7.85 54
Takotna 3/11 06:31:00 15 3/12 07:20:00 15 24h 49m 3h 7m 5.78 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 10:06:00 15 3/12 10:15:00 15 0h 9m 2h 46m 9.04 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 00:33:00 15 3/13 05:23:00 14 4h 50m 14h 18m 6.29 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 13:11:00 14 3/13 21:11:00 14 8h 0m 7h 48m 8.33 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 00:35:00 14 3/14 00:37:00 14 0h 2m 3h 24m 7.35 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 03:19:00 14 3/14 08:07:00 14 4h 48m 2h 42m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 16:32:00 14 3/14 21:07:00 14 4h 35m 8h 25m 7.13 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 06:13:00 14 3/15 11:24:00 14 5h 11m 9h 6m 7.69 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 22:36:00 14 3/16 03:33:00 13 4h 57m 11h 12m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 09:53:00 13 3/16 13:06:00 13 3h 13m 6h 20m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 21:29:00 13 3/17 05:59:00 10 8h 30m 8h 23m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/17 13:17:00 10 3/17 17:37:00 10 4h 20m 7h 18m 6.58 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 01:18:00 10 3/18 09:24:00 9 8h 6m 7h 41m 5.99 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 16:48:00 9 3/18 16:51:00 9 0h 3m 7h 24m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 20:18:51 9 3h 27m 6.38 ✔ ✔ 22