June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 54
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 Petfoods
Northern Outfitters
Glenn Blantz
Ray & Ruthanne Funck
King Mawhinney

Dr. Bill Stroud
The Blommin' Crew
Carol Bruton
Dana Easley


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 11:56:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:44:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:43:00 16 3/08 19:49:00 16 0h 6m 3h 59m 16.57 66
Skwentna 3/08 22:53:00 16 3/09 04:32:00 16 5h 39m 3h 4m 11.09 34
Finger Lake 3/09 09:27:00 16 3/09 09:33:00 16 0h 6m 4h 55m 9.15 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 18:25:00 16 3/09 18:32:00 16 0h 7m 8h 52m 3.38 30
Rohn 3/09 22:55:00 16 3/10 04:38:00 15 5h 43m 4h 23m 10.95 48
Nikolai 3/10 19:12:00 15 3/10 19:27:00 13 0h 15m 14h 34m 5.15 75
McGrath 3/11 02:17:00 13 3/12 02:46:00 12 24h 29m 6h 50m 7.90 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/12 04:58:00 12 3/12 05:01:00 12 0h 3m 2h 12m 8.18 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 07:55:00 12 3/12 08:06:00 12 0h 11m 2h 54m 8.62 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 06:12:00 12 3/13 09:12:00 11 3h 0m 22h 6m 4.07 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 16:39:00 11 3/13 21:25:00 11 4h 46m 7h 27m 8.72 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 00:52:00 11 3/14 00:54:00 11 0h 2m 3h 27m 7.25 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 03:34:00 11 3/14 08:39:00 11 5h 5m 2h 40m 6.75 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 23:57:00 11 3/15 00:15:00 10 0h 18m 15h 18m 3.92 ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 09:40:00 10 3/15 17:40:00 10 8h 0m 9h 25m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 06:40:00 10 3/16 15:00:00 9 8h 20m 13h 0m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 21:39:00 9 3/17 19:07:00 9 21h 28m 6h 39m 6.02 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 02:13:00 9 3/18 05:17:00 9 3h 4m 7h 6m 8.17 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 12:26:00 9 3/18 12:35:00 9 0h 9m 7h 9m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 20:28:00 9 3/19 04:30:00 9 8h 2m 7h 53m 5.84 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 12:03:00 9 3/19 12:05:00 9 0h 2m 7h 33m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 15:34:14 9 3h 29m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 22