September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 43
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 Petfood
United States Coast Guard
Wedgewood Resort

GretnaBikes.com/Lupine Lighting Systems
Northern Outfitters, FL
Lone Wolf Sleds, CANADA


2011 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 11:30:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:22:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 19:22:00 16 3/06 21:39:00 16 2h 17m 4h 0m 11.25 45
Skwentna 3/07 00:41:00 16 3/07 00:52:00 16 0h 11m 3h 2m 11.21 34
Finger Lake 3/07 10:31:00 16 3/07 11:00:00 15 0h 29m 9h 39m 4.66 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 14:29:00 15 3/07 19:30:00 15 5h 1m 3h 29m 8.61 30
Rohn 3/07 23:26:00 15 3/07 23:40:00 15 0h 14m 3h 56m 12.20 48
Nikolai 3/08 14:25:00 15 3/08 19:35:00 14 5h 10m 14h 45m 5.08 75
McGrath 3/09 01:30:00 14 3/09 01:33:00 14 0h 3m 5h 55m 9.13 54
Takotna 3/09 03:55:00 14 3/10 04:35:00 14 24h 40m 2h 22m 7.61 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 06:55:00 14 3/10 07:04:00 14 0h 9m 2h 20m 10.71 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/10 21:25:00 14 3/11 02:10:00 14 4h 45m 14h 21m 6.27 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 09:43:00 14 3/11 17:43:00 13 8h 0m 7h 33m 8.61 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 20:53:00 13 3/11 20:55:00 13 0h 2m 3h 10m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 23:23:00 13 3/12 02:52:00 12 3h 29m 2h 28m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 09:51:00 12 3/12 15:45:00 12 5h 54m 6h 59m 8.59 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 01:49:00 12 3/13 08:10:00 12 5h 21m 10h 4m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/13 18:28:00 12 3/14 00:01:00 10 5h 33m 10h 18m 8.74 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 05:43:00 10 3/14 05:55:00 9 0h 12m 5h 42m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 12:30:00 9 3/14 16:25:00 9 3h 55m 6h 35m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 22:53:00 9 3/14 22:57:00 8 0h 4m 6h 28m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 06:51:00 8 3/15 14:54:00 8 8h 3m 7h 54m 5.82 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 21:51:00 8 3/15 21:52:00 8 0h 1m 6h 57m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 00:23:16 8 2h 31m 8.74 ✔ ✔ 22