December 9, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 53
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

Teck
Northern Air Cargo
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

Awards

First to the Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Lolly Medley Golden Harness — Sponsored by City of Nome
Race Champion

2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 11:52:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:42:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 19:39:00 16 3/06 19:52:00 16 0h 13m 3h 57m 11.39 45
Skwentna 3/07 02:03:00 16 3/07 02:17:00 14 0h 14m 6h 11m 5.50 34
Finger Lake 3/07 07:22:00 14 3/07 10:15:00 14 2h 53m 5h 5m 8.85 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:59:00 14 3/07 17:02:00 13 3h 3m 3h 44m 8.04 30
Rohn 3/07 20:58:00 13 3/08 01:57:00 13 4h 59m 3h 56m 12.20 48
Nikolai 3/08 10:42:00 13 3/08 15:20:00 13 4h 38m 8h 45m 8.57 75
McGrath 3/08 21:18:00 13 3/08 21:20:00 13 0h 2m 5h 58m 9.05 54
Takotna 3/08 23:48:00 13 3/10 00:10:00 13 24h 22m 2h 28m 7.30 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 02:35:00 13 3/10 02:39:00 13 0h 4m 2h 25m 10.34 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/10 12:53:00 13 3/10 18:37:00 13 5h 44m 10h 14m 8.79 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 02:12:00 13 3/11 02:13:00 13 0h 1m 7h 35m 8.57 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 05:43:00 13 3/11 13:45:00 13 8h 2m 3h 30m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 16:15:00 13 3/11 16:17:00 13 0h 2m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 00:09:00 13 3/12 04:05:00 12 3h 56m 7h 52m 7.63 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/12 13:19:00 12 3/12 17:18:00 11 3h 59m 9h 14m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/13 05:04:00 11 3/13 09:12:00 11 4h 8m 10h 46m 8.36 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 14:44:00 11 3/13 17:40:00 11 2h 56m 5h 32m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/13 23:35:00 11 3/14 02:48:00 11 3h 13m 5h 55m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 08:44:00 11 3/14 08:51:00 11 0h 7m 5h 56m 8.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 16:03:00 11 3/15 00:04:00 10 8h 1m 7h 12m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 06:47:00 10 3/15 06:48:00 10 0h 1m 6h 43m 8.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 09:46:39 10 2h 58m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 22