October 22, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson

Bib Number: 81
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 Pet Foods, WI
Lupine North America, PA


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 12:53:00 16 3/05 12:53:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:38:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:37:00 16 3/06 20:41:00 16 0h 4m 3h 59m 10.54 42
Skwentna 3/07 01:59:00 3/07 02:04:00 14 0h 5m 5h 18m 5.66 30
Finger Lake 3/07 10:55:00 3/07 10:58:00 16 0h 3m 8h 51m 4.52 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 14:36:00 16 3/07 18:25:00 16 3h 49m 3h 38m 8.26 30
Rohn 3/07 22:57:00 16 3/07 23:08:00 16 0h 11m 4h 32m 7.72 35
Nikolai 3/08 12:47:00 16 3/08 16:38:00 3h 51m 13h 39m 5.49 75
McGrath 3/08 22:07:00 15 3/08 22:08:00 15 0h 1m 5h 29m 8.75 48
Takotna 3/09 00:18:00 15 3/09 00:30:00 14 0h 12m 2h 10m 8.31 18
Ophir 3/09 03:07:00 14 3/10 03:17:00 14 24h 10m 2h 37m 8.79 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 12:33:00 14 3/10 17:44:00 12 5h 11m 9h 16m 7.88 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 07:59:00 12 3/11 18:00:00 12 10h 1m 14h 15m 4.91 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 23:40:00 12 3/12 04:58:00 12 5h 18m 5h 40m 8.82 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 11:41:00 12 3/12 16:23:00 12 4h 42m 6h 43m 5.51 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 20:40:00 12 3/12 20:52:00 11 0h 12m 4h 17m 10.97 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 11:29:00 11 3/13 11:43:00 11 0h 14m 13h 37m 6.24 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 21:26:00 11 3/14 00:08:00 10 2h 42m 9h 43m 4.12 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 07:32:00 10 3/14 12:30:00 10 4h 58m 7h 24m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 18:24:00 10 3/14 18:33:00 9 0h 9m 5h 54m 8.14 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 01:27:00 9 3/15 09:30:00 9 8h 3m 6h 54m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 16:16:00 9 3/15 16:18:00 9 0h 2m 6h 46m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 18:45:10 9 2h 27m 8.98 ✔ ✔ 22