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Deke Naaktgeboren

Bib Number: 25
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Deke Naaktgeboren, 38, was born and raised in Pella, Iowa. Deke, an alumnus of Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, earned dual degrees in Business and Recreation. Before moving to Alaska, Deke lived in Florida where he was a park ranger in Everglades National Park. His dream has always been to live in Alaska and compete in the Iditarod. Deke currently resides in the Goldstream Valley of Fairbanks, Alaska. He spends most of his summer in the 40 Mile Country near Chicken, Alaska and works for the Bureau of Land Management. He began mushing in 2008 and has run a number of distance and mid-distance races since then. He seems to be a magnet for bad weather during races and was part of the Elim 11 in the 2020 Iditarod. He hopes to have a bit quicker and less dramatic run in his 2nd Iditarod in 2022. Deke is the father of Nolan, 6, and lists his hobbies as “being a dad, fixing things, and mowing the lawn.” He cannot wait to come down Front Street with his best dog Princess Jasmine leading the way.

SPONSORS:
Aurora Animal Clinic
Chicken Creek Saloon
The Amazing Individual Dog Sponsors
Nikki and Eric
Uncle Lar’s Outpost


2022 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/06 14:46:00 14
Yentna 3/06 18:54:00 14 3/06 18:58:00 14 0h 4m 4h 8m 10.16 42
Skwentna 3/06 22:14:00 14 3/07 02:48:00 14 4h 34m 3h 16m 9.18 30
Finger Lake 3/07 07:32:00 14 3/07 11:39:00 14 4h 7m 4h 44m 8.45 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 15:14:00 14 3/07 19:53:00 14 4h 39m 3h 35m 8.37 30
Rohn 3/08 00:29:00 14 3/08 05:55:00 13 5h 26m 4h 36m 7.61 35
Nikolai 3/08 17:16:00 13 3/08 22:07:00 12 4h 51m 11h 21m 6.61 75
McGrath 3/09 04:09:00 12 3/09 07:20:00 11 3h 11m 6h 2m 7.96 48
Ophir 3/09 12:53:00 11 3/10 13:43:00 11 24h 50m 5h 33m 7.39 ✔ 41
Cripple 3/11 02:46:00 11 3/11 08:21:00 11 5h 35m 13h 3m 5.59 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 21:15:00 11 3/12 05:25:00 11 8h 10m 12h 54m 5.43 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 11:58:00 11 3/12 18:05:00 11 6h 7m 6h 33m 7.63 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/13 00:14:00 11 3/13 05:27:00 11 4h 13m 6h 9m 6.02 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 10:00:00 11 3/13 14:25:00 11 4h 25m 4h 33m 10.33 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 12:33:00 11 3/14 18:31:00 11 5h 58m 22h 8m 3.84 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 00:51:00 11 3/15 09:25:00 11 8h 34m 6h 20m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 15:34:00 11 3/16 06:36:00 11 15h 2m 6h 9m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 11:44:00 11 3/16 18:55:00 11 7h 11m 5h 8m 9.35 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 00:45:00 11 3/17 09:11:00 11 8h 26m 5h 50m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 16:10:00 11 3/17 16:23:00 11 0h 13m 6h 59m 7.88 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 19:12:31 11 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22