June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 20
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.

Sponsors

Redpaw Feeds, WI
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, TX
Glenn's Guns, PA
Wolfsong Wear, WI
Grubstake Feeds

Awards

Fastest Time from Safety to Nome — Sponsored by Nome Kennel Club

2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 10:41:00 12 0h 41m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 11:45:00 12 1h 4m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:36:00 16 0h 36m 59
Yentna 3/06 18:35:00 16 3/06 21:34:00 16 2h 59m 3h 59m 11.30 45
Skwentna 3/07 00:29:00 16 3/07 00:34:00 16 0h 5m 2h 55m 11.66 34
Finger Lake 3/07 10:27:00 16 3/07 10:44:00 15 0h 17m 9h 53m 4.55 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 19:56:00 15 3/07 20:00:00 15 0h 4m 9h 12m 3.26 30
Rohn 3/08 02:04:00 15 3/08 08:14:00 15 6h 10m 6h 4m 7.91 48
Nikolai 3/08 22:06:00 15 3/08 22:16:00 15 0h 10m 13h 52m 6.71 93
McGrath 3/09 09:50:00 15 3/09 09:56:00 14 0h 6m 11h 34m 4.15 48
Takotna 3/09 12:16:00 14 3/10 14:16:00 13 26h 0m 2h 20m 9.86 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 16:34:00 13 3/10 16:41:00 13 0h 7m 2h 18m 16.52 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 08:53:00 13 3/11 15:50:00 12 6h 57m 16h 12m 5.56 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 00:17:00 12 3/12 08:17:00 12 8h 0m 8h 27m 7.69 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 11:37:00 12 3/12 11:40:00 12 0h 3m 3h 20m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 14:24:00 12 3/12 19:32:00 12 5h 8m 2h 44m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 07:24:00 12 3/13 07:34:00 12 0h 10m 11h 52m 5.06 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 20:20:00 12 3/13 20:33:00 12 0h 13m 12h 46m 5.48 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 12:40:00 12 3/14 16:57:00 12 4h 17m 16h 7m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 22:21:00 12 3/14 22:34:00 12 0h 13m 5h 24m 7.41 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 04:30:00 12 3/15 10:22:00 12 5h 52m 5h 56m 9.78 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 16:49:00 12 3/15 21:27:00 12 4h 38m 6h 27m 7.44 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 05:37:00 12 3/16 13:49:00 12 8h 12m 8h 10m 5.63 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 20:59:00 12 3/16 21:01:00 12 0h 2m 7h 10m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 23:25:54 12 2h 24m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 22