June 17, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 9
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.


2008 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 10:17:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:14:00 16
Yentna 3/02 18:06:00 16 3/02 18:10:00 16 0h 4m 3h 52m 10.86 42
Skwentna 3/03 00:23:00 16 3/03 00:28:00 16 0h 5m 6h 13m 5.47 34
Finger Lake 3/03 09:53:00 16 3/03 09:58:00 16 0h 5m 9h 25m 4.78 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 13:22:00 16 3/03 18:40:00 16 5h 18m 3h 24m 8.82 30
Rohn 3/03 23:43:00 16 3/04 04:33:00 16 4h 50m 5h 3m 9.50 48
Nikolai 3/04 19:30:00 16 3/04 19:35:00 16 0h 5m 14h 57m 5.02 75
McGrath 3/05 02:35:00 16 3/05 09:54:00 16 7h 19m 7h 0m 7.71 54
Takotna 3/05 12:11:00 16 3/05 12:15:00 16 0h 4m 2h 17m 7.88 18
Ophir 3/05 14:57:00 16 3/05 19:54:00 16 4h 57m 2h 42m 9.26 25
Cripple 3/06 07:42:00 16 3/07 10:58:00 15 27h 16m 11h 48m 5.00 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 20:22:00 15 3/08 02:05:00 15 5h 43m 9h 24m 11.91 ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 08:49:00 15 3/08 09:00:00 15 0h 11m 6h 44m 7.72 ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 22:00:00 15 3/08 22:10:00 15 0h 10m 13h 0m 4.00 ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 04:42:00 15 3/09 12:42:00 15 8h 0m 5h 32m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/09 23:15:00 15 3/10 04:34:00 15 5h 19m 10h 33m 8.53 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 11:05:00 15 3/10 11:15:00 15 0h 10m 6h 31m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 21:17:00 15 3/11 02:24:00 15 5h 7m 10h 2m 4.78 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 09:28:00 15 3/11 09:35:00 15 0h 7m 7h 4m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 15:56:00 15 3/11 23:58:00 14 8h 2m 6h 21m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 07:18:00 14 3/12 07:20:00 13 0h 2m 7h 20m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 10:11:06 13 2h 51m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 22