September 23, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff King

Jeff King

Bib Number: 59
Hometown: Denali, Alaska
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Biography

Jeff King, 63, was born and raised in California, and moved to Alaska in 1975 in search of adventure. He quickly became interested in dog sledding and Alaskan huskies, devoting all his spare time and money to building his own team, while developing a construction business. He began racing in 1980. His competitive nature and athleticism had found a new outlet, and Jeff set his sights ever higher, entering his first Iditarod just one year later. In 1992 he decided to devote his full time and energy to training and racing, setting aside his construction business. He won his first Iditarod the following season.

Jeff enjoys living just outside of Alaska’s Denali National Park and sharing his life with his 40 sled dogs, one of which spends a lot of time on the couch. In the summer months, Husky Homestead welcomes visitors from around the world to watch his sled dogs in action, hear stories of adventure, learn about Alaskan Huskies, the tradition of dog mushing and the life and spirit of Alaska, the last frontier.

Jeff has three grown daughters, Cali, Tessa and Ellen, and is a proud grampa to three grandchildren. All three daughters ran the Jr. Iditarod and Cali finished the Iditarod.

Jeff has an outstanding race record, including a Yukon Quest victory in 1981, nine Kuskokwim 300 victories, and four Iditarod victories.

Sponsors

49th State Brewing Co.
Touch N’Seal, MO
Red Paw, WI
Pubhouse Gastropub
Kaladi Bros Coffee

Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites
Howling Dog Alaska, KS
Alaska Industrial Hardware
ADF: American Dehydrated Foods, Inc., MO
Usibelli Coal Mine

Awards

First Musher to the Yukon — Sponsored by Lakefront Anchorage Hotel

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 12:05:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:54:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:14:00 16 3/09 19:23:00 16 2h 9m 5h 20m 11.25 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 08:36:00 16 3/10 12:12:00 16 3h 36m 13h 13m 6.81 90
Tanana 3/10 19:28:00 16 3/11 03:28:00 16 8h 0m 7h 16m 9.08 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/11 21:32:00 16 3/11 21:32:00 16 0h 0m 18h 4m 6.59 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 04:37:00 16 3/13 05:31:00 16 24h 54m 7h 5m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/13 15:39:00 16 3/13 21:27:00 16 5h 48m 10h 8m 8.09 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 09:05:00 16 3/14 15:00:00 15 5h 55m 11h 38m 7.39 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/14 17:40:00 15 3/14 17:41:00 15 0h 1m 2h 40m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/14 22:29:00 15 3/15 04:37:00 13 6h 8m 4h 48m 9.79 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 20:22:00 13 3/16 01:47:00 13 5h 25m 15h 45m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 07:58:00 13 3/16 12:48:00 13 4h 50m 6h 11m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 21:02:00 13 3/17 04:12:00 13 7h 10m 8h 14m 6.07 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 11:30:00 13 3/17 14:51:00 13 3h 21m 7h 18m 6.58 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 22:21:00 13 3/18 06:24:00 13 8h 3m 7h 30m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 12:56:00 13 3/18 12:57:00 13 0h 1m 6h 32m 8.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 15:47:50 13 2h 50m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 22