February 18, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 36
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.

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2015 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 11:14:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:08:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:28:00 16 3/09 17:45:00 16 0h 17m 6h 20m 9.47 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 09:09:00 16 3/10 09:55:00 16 0h 46m 15h 24m 5.84 90
Tanana 3/10 21:24:00 16 3/11 01:44:00 15 4h 20m 11h 29m 5.75 66
Ruby 3/11 22:25:00 15 3/12 03:12:00 15 4h 47m 20h 41m 5.75 119
Galena 3/12 09:47:00 15 3/12 17:49:00 15 8h 2m 6h 35m 7.59 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/13 06:09:00 15 3/14 07:40:00 14 25h 31m 12h 20m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 21:40:00 14 3/14 21:43:00 13 0h 3m 14h 0m 6.14 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 00:10:00 13 3/15 04:55:00 13 4h 45m 2h 27m 8.98 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 09:38:00 13 3/15 09:49:00 13 0h 11m 4h 43m 9.96 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 02:51:00 13 3/16 08:37:00 13 5h 46m 17h 2m 4.99 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 15:27:00 13 3/16 20:01:00 13 4h 34m 6h 50m 5.85 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 04:15:00 13 3/17 08:57:00 13 4h 42m 8h 14m 6.07 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 16:30:00 13 3/17 16:41:00 13 0h 11m 7h 33m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 01:12:00 13 3/18 09:15:00 13 8h 3m 8h 31m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 17:02:00 13 3/18 17:04:00 13 0h 2m 7h 47m 7.07 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 20:38:54 13 3h 34m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 22