September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 18
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.


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 10:37:00 12
BLM 3/12 20:55:00 11 3/12 21:20:00 9 0h 25m 154h 18m 0.00 ✔
Willow 3/13 08:38:00 9 3/13 08:54:00 9 0h 16m 11h 18m 2.74 ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 20:51:00 9 3/13 21:00:00 9 0h 9m 11h 57m 1.42 ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 02:00:00 9 3/14 10:02:00 7 8h 2m 5h 0m 6.80 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 01:48:00 7 3/15 07:43:00 7 5h 55m 15h 46m 2.85 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/15 13:47:00 7 3/15 19:40:00 6 5h 53m 6h 4m 4.95 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 04:03:00 6 3/16 09:33:00 6 5h 30m 8h 23m 5.73 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/16 16:07:00 6 3/16 17:35:00 6 1h 28m 6h 34m 14.16 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 00:43:00 6 3/17 08:44:00 6 8h 1m 7h 8m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/17 16:35:00 6 3/17 16:38:00 6 0h 3m 7h 51m 2.93 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 23:30:00 3/12 06:36:00 11 7h 6m -138h -8m -0.28 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 06:30:00 3/11 10:23:00 11 3h 53m -25h -6m -2.39 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 11:42:00 -119h -41m -0.94 112
Galena 3/07 10:32:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:00:00 16 3/07 14:07:00 16 0h 7m 3h 28m 15.00 52
Kaltag 3/07 22:08:00 16 3/07 22:13:00 16 0h 5m 8h 1m 5.24 42
Unalakleet 3/08 02:48:00 16 3/08 08:58:00 16 6h 10m 4h 35m 19.64 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 11:52:00 16 16 2h 54m 13.79 40
Koyuk 3/08 20:55:00 16 3/08 21:14:00 16 0h 19m 58
Elim 3/09 11:56:00 16 3/09 17:55:00 14 5h 59m 14h 42m 3.27 48
White Mountain 3/09 23:34:00 14 3/11 01:54:00 13 26h 20m 5h 39m 8.14 ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 03:48:00 13 3/11 03:55:00 12 0h 7m 1h 54m 28.95 ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 20:10:26 160h 15m 0.14 ✔ ✔ 22