March 26, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 59
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Website:


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 Petfoods
Lupine North America
ACE Air Cargo
Windy Creek Kennel dog sponsors


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 12:54:00 16
Nenana 3/06 19:23:00 16 3/06 22:59:00 16 3h 36m 6h 29m 9.25 60
Manley 3/07 13:29:00 16 3/07 17:10:00 16 3h 41m 14h 30m 6.21 90
Tanana 3/08 06:19:00 16 3/08 06:42:00 16 0h 23m 13h 9m 5.02 66
Ruby 3/09 04:23:00 16 3/10 04:56:00 16 24h 33m 21h 41m 5.49 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 10:46:00 16 3/10 10:55:00 16 0h 9m 5h 50m 8.57 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 01:30:00 16 3/11 06:20:00 15 4h 50m 14h 35m 5.62 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 01:21:00 15 3/12 07:45:00 14 5h 24m 19h 1m 4.52 ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 09:56:00 14 3/12 09:58:00 14 0h 2m 2h 11m 10.08 ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 14:17:00 14 3/12 22:24:00 13 8h 7m 4h 19m 10.89 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 09:54:00 13 3/13 14:39:00 12 4h 45m 11h 30m 7.39 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 20:28:00 12 3/13 20:36:00 11 0h 8m 5h 49m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 03:35:00 11 3/14 08:53:00 10 5h 18m 6h 59m 7.16 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 15:36:00 10 3/14 15:45:00 9 0h 9m 6h 43m 7.15 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 23:07:00 9 3/15 07:10:00 9 8h 3m 7h 22m 6.24 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 14:02:00 9 3/15 14:02:00 9 0h 0m 6h 52m 8.01 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 17:13:31 9 3h 11m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 22