December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 54
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.

Sponsors

Redpaw Petfoods, WI
Glenn's Gun Shop, PA
Bill Herr, PA
Funck's Family Restaurant, PA

Dr. Bill Stroud, NC
The Doughty's, CA
The Field's, MN
The Bloomin'Crew, PA


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:56:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 13:04:00 12 1h 8m 0.00
Willow 3/04 15:44:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 19:19:00 16 3/04 19:23:00 16 0h 4m 3h 35m 12.56 45
Skwentna 3/04 22:13:00 16 3/05 04:35:00 16 6h 22m 2h 50m 12.00 34
Finger Lake 3/05 09:00:00 16 3/05 09:15:00 16 0h 15m 4h 25m 10.19 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 18:10:00 16 3/05 18:12:00 15 0h 2m 8h 55m 3.36 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/05 23:58:00 15 3/06 07:12:00 15 7h 14m 5h 46m 8.32 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/06 20:46:00 15 3/06 20:55:00 14 0h 9m 13h 34m 5.90 80
McGrath 3/07 02:33:00 14 3/07 02:41:00 14 0h 8m 5h 38m 8.52 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/07 05:01:00 14 3/08 06:01:00 14 25h 0m 2h 20m 7.71 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/08 08:10:00 14 3/08 08:22:00 13 0h 12m 2h 9m 11.63 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 00:34:00 13 3/09 06:26:00 13 5h 52m 16h 12m 5.56 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/09 14:21:00 13 3/09 14:24:00 12 0h 3m 7h 55m 8.21 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/09 17:58:00 12 3/10 02:00:00 12 8h 2m 3h 34m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 04:30:00 12 3/10 04:35:00 11 0h 5m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/10 14:08:00 11 3/10 20:35:00 11 6h 27m 9h 33m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/11 05:36:00 11 3/11 12:19:00 11 6h 43m 8h 1m 8.73 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/11 22:46:00 11 3/12 04:15:00 11 5h 29m 10h 27m 8.61 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/12 10:23:00 11 3/12 14:40:00 11 4h 17m 6h 8m 6.85 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/12 21:18:00 11 3/13 02:23:00 11 5h 5m 6h 38m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/13 08:35:00 11 3/13 08:43:00 11 0h 8m 6h 12m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 15:38:00 11 3/13 23:38:00 9 8h 0m 6h 55m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 06:43:00 9 3/14 06:45:00 9 0h 2m 7h 5m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 09:28:48 9 2h 43m 8.10 ✔ ✔ 22