December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff King

Jeff King

Bib Number: 30
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

Cabela’s--World’s Foremost Outfitter
Usibelli Coal Mine
Kaladi Brothers Coffee
Western Snow Plow

Batteries Plus
Pacific Alaska Freight Forwarders
Roadrunner

Awards

First to the Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Lolly Medley Golden Harness
Race Champion
Winner's Purse — Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Winner's Truck — Sponsored by Anchorage Chrysler Dodge

2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/04 11:03:00 12
BLM 3/04 12:04:00 12 1h 1m 0.00
Willow 3/05 14:56:00 16 3/05 14:56:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 18:49:00 16 3/05 18:49:00 16 0h 0m 3h 53m 11.59 45
Skwentna 3/05 22:16:00 16 3/05 22:21:00 16 0h 5m 3h 27m 9.86 34
Finger Lake 3/06 09:52:00 16 3/06 09:53:00 16 0h 1m 11h 31m 3.91 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 13:23:00 16 3/06 18:57:00 16 5h 34m 3h 30m 8.57 30
Rohn 3/06 23:06:00 16 3/06 23:23:00 16 0h 17m 4h 9m 11.57 48
Nikolai 3/07 13:18:00 16 3/07 19:15:00 16 5h 57m 13h 55m 6.68 93
McGrath 3/08 00:45:00 16 3/08 00:47:00 16 0h 2m 5h 30m 8.73 48
Takotna 3/08 03:00:00 16 3/09 04:48:00 16 25h 48m 2h 13m 10.38 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 06:47:00 16 3/09 06:51:00 16 0h 4m 1h 59m 19.16 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/09 14:45:00 16 3/09 22:45:00 15 8h 0m 7h 54m 7.59 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 08:01:00 15 3/10 16:01:00 15 8h 0m 9h 16m 12.09 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 22:09:00 15 3/11 03:28:00 14 5h 19m 6h 8m 8.48 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 09:19:00 14 3/11 13:06:00 13 3h 47m 5h 51m 8.89 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 18:10:00 13 3/12 00:21:00 13 6h 11m 5h 4m 8.29 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 12:26:00 13 3/12 18:50:00 13 6h 24m 12h 5m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 00:02:00 13 3/13 05:22:00 13 5h 20m 5h 12m 7.69 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 11:24:00 13 3/13 15:51:00 13 4h 27m 6h 2m 9.61 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/13 22:15:00 13 3/13 22:23:00 13 0h 8m 6h 24m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 06:34:00 13 3/14 14:34:00 12 8h 0m 8h 11m 5.62 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 21:53:00 12 3/14 22:00:00 12 0h 7m 7h 19m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 01:11:36 12 3h 11m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 22