August 14, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff King

Jeff King

Bib Number: 61
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

Redpaw, WI
Touch n Seal, MO
Howling Dog Alaska, KS
Kaladi Brothers Coffee
ADF-American Dehydrated Foods, Inc., MO

Alaska Industrial Hardware (AIH)
Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites
Usibelli Coal Mine
Alpine Creek Lodge
Alaska Denali Travel

Awards

First Musher to the Yukon — Sponsored by Lakefront Anchorage Hotel

2016 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 12:09:00 16 3/05 12:09:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 15:58:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:08:00 16 3/06 20:10:00 16 0h 2m 4h 10m 10.08 42
Skwentna 3/06 23:42:00 16 3/07 04:31:00 4h 49m 3h 32m 8.49 30
Finger Lake 3/07 09:17:00 16 3/07 09:19:00 16 0h 2m 4h 46m 8.39 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 12:39:00 16 3/07 16:35:00 16 3h 56m 3h 20m 9.00 30
Rohn 3/07 20:59:00 16 3/08 02:26:00 16 5h 27m 4h 24m 7.95 35
Nikolai 3/08 11:26:00 16 3/08 17:45:00 16 6h 19m 9h 0m 8.33 75
McGrath 3/08 23:01:00 16 3/09 03:59:00 16 4h 58m 5h 16m 9.11 48
Takotna 3/09 05:57:00 16 3/09 05:57:00 16 0h 0m 1h 58m 9.15 18
Ophir 3/09 08:21:00 16 3/09 08:50:00 16 0h 29m 2h 24m 9.58 23
Cripple 3/09 23:05:00 16 3/10 03:05:00 16 4h 0m 14h 15m 5.12 73
Ruby 3/10 13:02:00 16 3/11 13:52:00 16 24h 50m 9h 57m 7.04 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 19:25:00 16 3/11 19:37:00 15 0h 12m 5h 33m 9.01 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 03:25:00 15 3/12 11:25:00 11 8h 0m 7h 48m 4.74 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 15:59:00 11 3/12 19:25:00 11 3h 26m 4h 34m 10.29 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 09:57:00 11 3/13 13:06:00 11 3h 9m 13h 32m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 18:49:00 11 3/13 23:38:00 11 4h 49m 5h 43m 7.00 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 05:42:00 11 3/14 09:15:00 11 3h 33m 6h 4m 8.24 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 14:56:00 11 3/14 16:29:00 11 1h 33m 5h 41m 8.45 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 22:27:00 11 3/15 06:27:00 11 8h 0m 5h 58m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 12:30:00 11 3/15 12:31:00 11 0h 1m 6h 3m 9.09 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 15:00:46 11 2h 29m 8.86 ✔ ✔ 22