November 14, 2018

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff King

Jeff King

Bib Number: 18
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
Howling Dog Alaska
49th State Brewing Co.
Alaska Industrial Hardware
Kaladi Bros. Coffee
ADF: American Dehydrated Foods, Inc., MO

Craig Taylor Equipment, Co.
Inlet Tower
Usibelli Coal Mine
Manmat, CZECH REPUBLIC
Touch ‘n Seal;


2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:32:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:32:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:25:00 16 3/03 18:31:00 16 0h 6m 3h 53m 10.82 42
Skwentna 3/03 21:28:00 16 3/04 02:48:00 16 5h 20m 2h 57m 10.17 30
Finger Lake 3/04 07:01:00 16 3/04 07:49:00 15 0h 48m 4h 13m 9.49 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 11:10:00 15 3/04 15:35:00 15 4h 25m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Rohn 3/04 19:47:00 15 3/04 20:05:00 15 0h 18m 4h 12m 8.33 35
Nikolai 3/05 10:14:00 15 3/05 17:19:00 15 7h 5m 14h 9m 5.30 75
McGrath 3/05 22:54:00 15 3/05 22:56:00 15 0h 2m 5h 35m 8.60 48
Takotna 3/06 01:11:00 15 3/06 06:07:00 15 4h 56m 2h 15m 8.00 18
Ophir 3/06 08:40:00 15 3/06 08:50:00 15 0h 10m 2h 33m 9.02 23
Iditarod 3/07 01:06:00 15 3/08 02:44:00 15 25h 38m 16h 16m 4.92 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 09:38:00 15 3/08 09:39:00 15 0h 1m 6h 54m 7.97 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 12:27:00 15 3/08 16:06:00 15 3h 39m 2h 48m 8.93 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 18:36:00 15 3/08 18:58:00 15 0h 22m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 02:21:00 15 3/09 10:43:00 14 8h 22m 7h 23m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 20:00:00 14 3/10 00:50:00 13 4h 50m 9h 17m 6.46 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 13:21:00 13 3/10 16:56:00 13 3h 35m 11h 31m 7.38 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/10 23:09:00 13 3/11 02:12:00 11 3h 3m 6h 13m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 08:16:00 11 3/11 08:22:00 11 0h 6m 6h 4m 8.24 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/11 20:32:00 11 3/11 23:54:00 11 3h 22m 12h 10m 3.95 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 06:52:00 11 3/12 14:52:00 11 8h 0m 6h 58m 6.60 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 21:35:00 11 3/12 21:36:00 11 0h 1m 6h 43m 8.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 00:21:56 11 2h 45m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 22