November 18, 2018

Musher Details

2010 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff King

Jeff King

Bib Number: 15
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
Alaska Industrial Hardware
Usibelli Coal Mine
Batteries Plus
Kaladi Coffee

Awards

First to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium Alaskan Hotel
Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by PenAir

2010 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 10:30:00 12
Willow 3/07 14:26:00 16
Yentna Station 3/07 18:20:00 16 3/07 18:25:00 16 0h 5m 3h 54m 11.54 45
Skwentna 3/07 22:18:00 16 3/08 02:24:00 16 4h 6m 3h 53m 8.76 34
Finger Lake 3/08 07:43:00 16 3/08 09:19:00 16 1h 36m 5h 19m 8.46 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 12:58:00 16 3/08 16:32:00 16 3h 34m 3h 39m 8.22 30
Rohn 3/08 20:31:00 16 3/09 02:25:00 16 5h 54m 3h 59m 12.05 48
Nikolai 3/09 10:52:00 16 3/09 15:08:00 16 4h 16m 8h 27m 8.88 75
McGrath 3/09 20:29:00 16 3/09 20:32:00 16 0h 3m 5h 21m 10.09 54
Takotna 3/09 22:48:00 16 3/11 00:42:00 16 25h 54m 2h 16m 7.94 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 02:55:00 16 3/11 03:00:00 15 0h 5m 2h 13m 11.28 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/11 12:10:00 15 3/11 17:21:00 15 5h 11m 9h 10m 6.44 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/12 03:08:00 15 3/12 11:08:00 14 8h 0m 9h 47m 11.45 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/12 17:10:00 14 3/12 20:47:00 14 3h 37m 6h 2m 8.62 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/13 03:13:00 14 3/13 07:20:00 13 4h 7m 6h 26m 8.08 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/13 11:42:00 13 3/13 15:33:00 13 3h 51m 4h 22m 9.62 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/14 06:29:00 13 3/14 10:16:00 13 3h 47m 13h 56m 6.46 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 16:45:00 13 3/14 20:00:00 13 3h 15m 6h 29m 6.48 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/15 04:02:00 13 3/15 08:04:00 13 4h 2m 8h 2m 5.98 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/15 14:50:00 13 3/15 16:30:00 12 1h 40m 6h 46m 7.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 23:06:00 12 3/16 07:06:00 12 8h 0m 6h 36m 6.97 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 14:20:00 12 3/16 14:27:00 12 0h 7m 7h 14m 7.60 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 17:22:17 12 2h 55m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 22