Race Statistics

Baker entered his first Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1996 and has completed seventeen races with thirteen finishes in the Top Ten and two in 3rd place. Team Baker took 1st place in 2011.



Iditarod Statistics
Year Position Time (h:min:s)
1996 22nd 10 days 23:26:00
1997 11th 9 days, 23:09:36
1998 5th 9 days 21:43:09
1999 8th 10 days 10:10:54
2000 22nd 10 days 05:48:29
2001 6th 10 days 21:00:30
2002 3rd 9 days, 05:46:30
2003 8th 10 days, 07:33:07
2004 9th 10 days 00:43:00
2005 6th 9 days, 21:41:00
2006 5th 9 days, 17:37:45
2007 8th 9 days, 18:36:22
2008 23rd 10 days 10:17:50
2009 3rd 10 days, 6:18:51
2010 5th 9 days 7:7:54
2011 1st 8 days 18:46:39
2012 9th 9 days 13:25:47

Iditarod Awards

Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award 1998 First to arrive at Cripple

Regal Alaskan's First Musher to the Yukon Award 1998 First to arrive at Anvik

Anchorage Chrysler Dodge presented a 2011 Dodge Ram truck to 2011 Winner

2011 City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness Award Winner to Team Baker’s outstanding lead dogs Velvet and Snickers

Wells Fargo Bank Alaska Gold Coast Award 2011 to the First musher to the “Gold Coast” community of Unalakleet


Kobuk 440 & Kusko 300 Wins

Recent mid-distance wins include the 2010 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race and the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race.

Links to learn more about John's favorite races: Kobuk 440, Kusko 300 and the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.