October 19, 2017

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 6
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 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
Mobil One Lube Express


2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:08:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:08:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:05:00 16 3/03 18:13:00 16 0h 8m 3h 57m 10.63 42
Skwentna 3/04 00:19:00 16 3/04 00:24:00 16 0h 5m 6h 6m 4.92 30
Finger Lake 3/04 05:06:00 16 3/04 08:52:00 16 3h 46m 4h 42m 8.51 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 12:16:00 16 3/04 16:21:00 16 4h 5m 3h 24m 8.82 30
Rohn 3/04 20:55:00 16 3/04 21:15:00 15 0h 20m 4h 34m 7.66 35
Nikolai 3/05 11:28:00 15 3/05 15:29:00 15 4h 1m 14h 13m 5.28 75
McGrath 3/05 21:41:00 15 3/05 21:49:00 15 0h 8m 6h 12m 7.74 48
Takotna 3/06 00:25:00 15 3/07 02:27:00 14 26h 2m 2h 36m 6.92 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 05:03:00 14 3/07 05:15:00 14 0h 12m 2h 36m 8.85 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 20:19:00 14 3/07 23:41:00 14 3h 22m 15h 4m 5.31 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 08:04:00 14 3/08 08:09:00 13 0h 5m 8h 23m 6.56 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 11:34:00 13 3/08 19:34:00 12 8h 0m 3h 25m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 22:31:00 12 3/08 22:39:00 12 0h 8m 2h 57m 6.10 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 06:24:00 12 3/09 10:59:00 11 4h 35m 7h 45m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 22:17:00 11 3/10 06:15:00 11 6h 58m 11h 18m 5.31 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 21:53:00 11 3/11 01:33:00 11 3h 40m 15h 38m 5.44 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 07:29:00 11 3/11 07:45:00 11 0h 16m 5h 56m 6.74 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 14:21:00 11 3/11 18:04:00 11 3h 43m 6h 36m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 03:49:00 11 3/12 06:36:00 11 2h 47m 9h 45m 4.92 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 13:16:00 11 3/12 21:16:00 11 8h 0m 6h 40m 6.90 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 04:19:00 11 3/13 04:20:00 11 0h 1m 7h 3m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 07:09:20 11 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22