December 16, 2017

Musher Details

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John Baker

Bib Number: 65
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


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 13:06:00 16
Nenana 3/06 19:17:00 16 3/06 19:24:00 16 0h 7m 6h 11m 9.70 60
Manley 3/07 09:22:00 16 3/07 13:30:00 16 4h 8m 13h 58m 6.44 90
Tanana 3/07 21:45:00 16 3/08 02:28:00 15 4h 43m 8h 15m 8.00 66
Ruby 3/09 00:04:00 15 3/09 08:06:00 15 8h 2m 21h 36m 5.51 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 14:29:00 15 3/09 14:45:00 15 0h 16m 6h 23m 7.83 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/10 07:12:00 15 3/11 07:28:00 14 24h 16m 16h 27m 4.98 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 00:39:00 14 3/12 00:47:00 14 0h 8m 17h 11m 5.00 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 04:17:00 14 3/12 04:25:00 13 0h 8m 2h 30m 8.80 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 09:30:00 13 3/12 15:37:00 12 6h 7m 5h 5m 9.25 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 05:38:00 12 3/13 09:15:00 12 3h 37m 14h 1m 6.06 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 15:40:00 12 3/13 15:45:00 11 0h 5m 6h 25m 6.23 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 23:37:00 11 3/14 08:20:00 9 8h 43m 7h 52m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 14:51:00 9 3/14 15:10:00 9 0h 19m 6h 31m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 23:04:00 9 3/15 07:06:00 8 8h 2m 7h 54m 5.82 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 14:19:00 8 3/15 14:21:00 8 0h 2m 7h 13m 7.62 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 17:50:30 8 3h 29m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 22