September 25, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff King

Jeff King

Bib Number: 79
Hometown: Denali, Alaska
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Biography

Jeff King, 63, was born and raised in California, and moved to Alaska in 1975 in search of adventure. He quickly became interested in dog sledding and Alaskan huskies, devoting all his spare time and money to building his own team, while developing a construction business. He began racing in 1980. His competitive nature and athleticism had found a new outlet, and Jeff set his sights ever higher, entering his first Iditarod just one year later. In 1992 he decided to devote his full time and energy to training and racing, setting aside his construction business. He won his first Iditarod the following season.

Jeff enjoys living just outside of Alaska’s Denali National Park and sharing his life with his 40 sled dogs, one of which spends a lot of time on the couch. In the summer months, Husky Homestead welcomes visitors from around the world to watch his sled dogs in action, hear stories of adventure, learn about Alaskan Huskies, the tradition of dog mushing and the life and spirit of Alaska, the last frontier.

Jeff has three grown daughters, Cali, Tessa and Ellen, and is a proud grampa to three grandchildren. All three daughters ran the Jr. Iditarod and Cali finished the Iditarod.

Jeff has an outstanding race record, including a Yukon Quest victory in 1981, nine Kuskokwim 300 victories, and four Iditarod victories.


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 12:51:00 12 2h 51m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 13:48:00 12 0h 57m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 16:34:00 16 2h 34m 59
Yentna 3/06 20:05:00 16 3/06 20:09:00 16 0h 4m 3h 31m 12.80 45
Skwentna 3/06 23:05:00 16 3/07 04:24:00 16 5h 19m 2h 56m 11.59 34
Finger Lake 3/07 08:39:00 16 3/07 08:41:00 16 0h 2m 4h 15m 10.59 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 11:59:00 16 3/07 17:57:00 16 5h 58m 3h 18m 9.09 30
Rohn 3/07 22:18:00 16 3/08 04:44:00 16 6h 26m 4h 21m 11.03 48
Nikolai 3/08 13:35:00 16 3/08 18:59:00 16 5h 24m 8h 51m 10.51 93
McGrath 3/09 00:43:00 16 3/09 06:26:00 16 5h 43m 5h 44m 8.37 48
Takotna 3/09 08:28:00 16 3/09 08:29:00 16 0h 1m 2h 2m 11.31 23
Ophir 3/09 10:56:00 16 3/09 11:09:00 16 0h 13m 2h 27m 15.51 38
Iditarod 3/10 06:50:00 16 3/11 06:52:00 15 24h 2m 19h 41m 4.57 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 15:01:00 15 3/11 18:23:00 15 3h 22m 8h 9m 7.98 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 21:55:00 15 3/12 05:55:00 13 8h 0m 3h 32m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 09:02:00 13 3/12 14:40:00 13 5h 38m 3h 7m 5.78 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 22:11:00 13 3/13 01:50:00 12 3h 39m 7h 31m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 09:13:00 12 3/13 13:46:00 12 4h 33m 7h 23m 9.48 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 00:47:00 12 3/14 07:12:00 11 6h 25m 11h 1m 8.17 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 12:17:00 11 3/14 15:35:00 11 3h 18m 5h 5m 7.87 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 21:08:00 11 3/14 21:17:00 11 0h 9m 5h 33m 10.45 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 07:48:00 11 3/15 14:02:00 11 6h 14m 10h 31m 4.56 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 21:40:00 11 3/16 05:40:00 11 8h 0m 7h 38m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 13:06:00 11 3/16 13:08:00 11 0h 2m 7h 26m 7.40 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 16:21:21 11 3h 13m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 22