April 18, 2014

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 39
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Ken Anderson, 42, was born in Minnesota. He says he began mushing at age 3 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 “Running dogs and racing the Iditarod has been a dream come true for me. I feel very fortunate to be able to be able to run the Race and live our mushing lifestyle.” He lists his occupation as dog musher and says his hobbies are sailing, carpentry and writing. Ken and Gwen are the parents of twins, Marais and Leif, age 5 and Lael “Lilly”, age 3.

Sponsors

Redpaw Pet Foods, WI
United States Coast Guard
Wedgewood Resort
Lone Wolf Sleds, Alberta, CANADA

Lupine Headlights/Gretna Bikes, PA
Northern Outfitters, FL
dogbooties.com, MN


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:21:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:14:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 19:36:00 16 3/04 19:40:00 16 0h 4m 4h 22m 9.62 42
Skwentna 3/05 01:28:00 16 3/05 01:36:00 16 0h 8m 5h 48m 5.17 30
Finger Lake 3/05 10:31:00 16 3/05 10:32:00 16 0h 1m 8h 55m 4.49 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 14:21:00 16 3/05 19:21:00 16 5h 0m 3h 49m 7.86 30
Rohn 3/05 23:44:00 16 3/06 03:51:00 15 4h 7m 4h 23m 7.98 35
Nikolai 3/06 14:48:00 15 3/06 19:10:00 15 4h 22m 10h 57m 6.85 75
McGrath 3/07 02:20:00 15 3/07 02:24:00 13 0h 4m 7h 10m 6.70 48
Takotna 3/07 05:20:00 13 3/08 06:16:00 13 24h 56m 2h 56m 6.14 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 08:52:00 13 3/08 09:02:00 13 0h 10m 2h 36m 8.85 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 22:38:00 13 3/09 02:46:00 13 4h 8m 13h 36m 5.37 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 13:25:00 13 3/09 21:25:00 13 8h 0m 10h 39m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 03:28:00 13 3/10 06:30:00 13 3h 2m 6h 3m 8.26 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 13:03:00 13 3/10 17:31:00 13 4h 28m 6h 33m 5.65 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/10 22:21:00 13 3/10 22:40:00 12 0h 19m 4h 50m 9.72 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/11 17:53:00 12 3/11 23:06:00 12 5h 13m 18h 13m 4.67 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 05:18:00 12 3/12 05:27:00 12 0h 9m 6h 12m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 12:43:00 12 3/12 18:28:00 10 5h 45m 7h 16m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 02:16:00 10 3/13 07:47:00 9 5h 31m 7h 48m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 15:15:00 9 3/13 23:16:00 8 8h 1m 7h 28m 6.16 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 06:39:00 8 3/14 06:44:00 8 0h 5m 7h 23m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 09:56:03 8 3h 12m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 22