October 15, 2018

Musher Details

2014 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

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Teck
Red Dog Mine
Northern Air Cargo


2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:52:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:42:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:49:00 16 3/02 19:53:00 16 0h 4m 4h 7m 10.20 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:55:00 16 3/03 02:46:00 16 3h 51m 3h 2m 9.89 30
Finger Lake 3/03 07:24:00 16 3/03 10:30:00 16 3h 6m 4h 38m 8.63 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 14:05:00 16 3/03 16:55:00 16 2h 50m 3h 35m 8.37 30
Rohn 3/03 21:06:00 16 3/04 01:39:00 16 4h 33m 4h 11m 8.37 35
Nikolai 3/04 11:54:00 16 3/04 16:10:00 16 4h 16m 10h 15m 7.32 75
McGrath 3/04 22:06:00 16 3/04 22:06:00 16 0h 0m 5h 56m 8.09 48
Takotna 3/05 00:58:00 16 3/05 05:13:00 15 4h 15m 2h 52m 6.28 18
Ophir 3/05 08:00:00 15 3/05 08:05:00 15 0h 5m 2h 47m 8.26 23
Cripple 3/05 20:33:00 15 3/06 21:08:00 12 24h 35m 12h 28m 5.86 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 07:27:00 12 3/07 10:53:00 12 3h 26m 10h 19m 6.79 ✔ 70
Galena 3/07 17:27:00 12 3/08 01:29:00 11 8h 2m 6h 34m 7.61 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/08 07:38:00 11 3/08 11:29:00 11 3h 51m 6h 9m 6.02 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/08 16:05:00 11 3/08 20:00:00 11 3h 55m 4h 36m 10.22 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/09 09:39:00 11 3/09 12:32:00 10 2h 53m 12h 39m 6.72 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/09 18:41:00 10 3/09 22:12:00 10 3h 31m 6h 9m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/10 05:54:00 10 3/10 09:48:00 10 3h 54m 7h 42m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/10 15:57:00 10 3/11 09:15:00 10 17h 18m 6h 9m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 16:00:00 10 3/12 00:01:00 10 8h 1m 6h 45m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 06:31:00 10 3/12 06:32:00 10 0h 1m 6h 30m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 09:19:15 10 2h 47m 7.90 ✔ ✔ 22