November 17, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff King

Jeff King

Bib Number: 17
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.

Awards

First Musher to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium Alaskan Hotel

2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 10:33:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:30:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:19:00 16 3/02 19:04:00 16 0h 45m 3h 49m 11.00 42
Skwentna 3/02 21:49:00 16 3/03 01:07:00 16 3h 18m 2h 45m 10.91 30
Finger Lake 3/03 06:15:00 16 3/03 06:16:00 16 0h 1m 5h 8m 7.79 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 09:59:00 16 3/03 13:45:00 16 3h 46m 3h 43m 8.07 30
Rohn 3/03 17:42:00 16 3/03 19:54:00 16 2h 12m 3h 57m 8.86 35
Nikolai 3/04 07:44:00 16 3/04 12:53:00 16 5h 9m 11h 50m 6.34 75
McGrath 3/04 17:18:00 16 3/04 21:35:00 16 4h 17m 4h 25m 10.87 48
Takotna 3/04 23:30:00 16 3/04 23:48:00 15 0h 18m 1h 55m 9.39 18
Ophir 3/05 02:10:00 15 3/05 06:50:00 15 4h 40m 2h 22m 9.72 23
Cripple 3/05 16:05:00 15 3/05 20:30:00 14 4h 25m 9h 15m 7.89 73
Ruby 3/06 06:41:00 14 3/07 08:27:00 14 25h 46m 10h 11m 6.87 ✔ 70
Galena 3/07 13:31:00 14 3/07 15:27:00 14 1h 56m 5h 4m 9.87 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/07 20:45:00 14 3/08 04:45:00 14 8h 0m 5h 18m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/08 08:23:00 14 3/08 08:32:00 12 0h 9m 3h 38m 12.94 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/08 19:29:00 12 3/08 21:57:00 12 2h 28m 10h 57m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/09 04:46:00 12 3/09 08:00:00 12 3h 14m 5h 49m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/09 14:08:00 12 3/09 17:50:00 12 3h 42m 6h 8m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/09 23:27:00 12 3/10 00:53:00 12 1h 26m 5h 37m 8.55 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/10 07:02:00 12 3/10 15:02:00 11 8h 0m 6h 9m 7.48 ✔ ✔ Scratched 46