June 22, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 36
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Ken Anderson, 44, was born in Minnesota. He says he began mushing at birth as his parents had a recreational team. When he was in third grade, his father bought him a book on the Iditarod, and he decided to someday compete in the Race. Before moving to Alaska, he attended the University of Minnesota and was a dog handler. He came to Alaska in 1993 to learn more about mushing and study biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He’s been running the Iditarod since 1999. Ken is married to Gwen Holdman, also an Iditarod veteran. Ken says, “This will most likely be my last Iditarod for now so I aim to give it my all.” He lists his occupation as dog musher and says his hobbies are sailing, carpentry, boating and writing. Ken and Gwen are the parents of twins, Marais and Leif, age 8 and Lael “Lilly”, age 6.


2003 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 11:17:00 8
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:11:00 8 0h 54m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:08:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 15:39:00 16 3/03 15:39:00 16 0h 0m 4h 31m 11.51 52
Nulato 3/04 08:46:00 16 3/04 08:47:00 16 0h 1m 17h 7m 3.04 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 21:18:00 16 3/04 22:00:00 14 0h 42m 12h 31m 3.36 42
Eagle Island 1 3/05 22:39:00 14 3/06 04:02:00 14 5h 23m 24h 39m 2.84 70
Grayling 1 3/06 10:33:00 14 3/06 16:40:00 12 6h 7m 6h 31m 9.21 60
Anvik 3/06 21:45:00 12 3/06 21:50:00 12 0h 5m 5h 5m 3.54 18
Grayling 2 3/07 01:43:00 12 3/08 02:58:00 12 25h 15m 3h 53m 4.64 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/08 10:19:00 12 3/08 18:19:00 12 8h 0m 7h 21m 8.16 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 00:39:00 12 3/09 00:41:00 11 0h 2m 6h 20m 11.05 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 03:03:00 11 3/09 08:31:00 11 5h 28m 2h 22m 38.03 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 11:01:00 11 3/09 11:13:00 11 0h 12m 2h 30m 16.80 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/09 18:42:00 11 3/10 00:34:00 9 5h 52m 7h 29m 6.41 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/10 09:54:00 9 3/10 16:08:00 8 6h 14m 9h 20m 5.14 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 02:45:00 8 3/11 08:28:00 8 5h 43m 10h 37m 4.33 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 13:18:00 8 3/11 17:53:00 7 4h 35m 4h 50m 11.38 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 01:06:00 7 3/12 04:47:00 7 3h 41m 7h 13m 3.05 ✔ ✔ 22