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Nils Hahn

Hometown: Nome, Alaska, US


Nils Hahn, 48, was born and raised in Germany. He moved to Alaska 25 years ago to run sled dogs and the Iditarod. He has run and finished the Iditarod in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. The family lives seven miles outside of the city of Nome, with their kennel of sled dogs, a wiener dog and one horse. Almost all dogs Nils runs are of Joe Garnie bloodlines.

Nils lives in Nome, Alaska, with his wife Diana Haecker and their daughter Lizzy Hahn. Nils and Diana are publishers of Alaska’s oldest newspaper, The Nome Nugget and also Mushing Magazine.

In addition to the Iditarod, Nils has run many sled dog races in Alaska, including the Kobuk 440, Kuskokwim 300, Portside 150 (Kotzebue to Kivalina), Nome-Council 200, Fur Rondy, Arctic Circle Championships, Exxon Mobile, Shishmaref Cannonball Herbie Nayokpuk Spring Carnival races.


Joe Garnie and family
Patty Burchell, Nome, AK