November 18, 2018

Musher Details

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Jeff King

Bib Number: 40
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

ADF – American Dehydrated Foods, Inc.
AIH – Alaska Industrial Hardware
The Alaska Collection by Pursuit
Alpine Creek Lodge
Howling Dog Alaska

Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites
Kaladi Brothers Coffee
Redpaw
Usibelli Coal Mine


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 15:16:00 16
Yentna 3/04 19:19:00 16 3/04 20:53:00 16 1h 34m 4h 3m 10.37 42
Skwentna 3/05 00:00:00 16 3/05 05:03:00 16 5h 3m 3h 7m 9.63 30
Finger Lake 3/05 10:14:00 16 3/05 10:19:00 15 0h 5m 5h 11m 7.72 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 14:10:00 15 3/05 19:34:00 15 5h 24m 3h 51m 7.79 30
Rohn 3/05 23:36:00 15 3/06 05:00:00 15 5h 24m 4h 2m 8.68 35
Nikolai 3/06 14:47:00 15 3/06 19:40:00 15 4h 53m 9h 47m 7.67 75
McGrath 3/07 02:30:00 15 3/07 08:05:00 15 5h 35m 6h 50m 7.02 48
Takotna 3/07 10:30:00 15 3/07 10:40:00 15 0h 10m 2h 25m 7.45 18
Ophir 3/07 13:39:00 15 3/07 18:41:00 14 5h 2m 2h 59m 7.71 23
Iditarod 3/08 16:08:00 14 3/09 17:04:00 13 24h 56m 21h 27m 3.73 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/10 00:53:00 13 3/10 06:07:00 13 5h 14m 7h 49m 7.04 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 09:17:00 13 3/10 09:29:00 13 0h 12m 3h 10m 7.89 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 11:52:00 13 3/10 19:53:00 13 8h 1m 2h 23m 7.55 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 20:29:00 13 3/12 03:05:00 13 6h 36m 23h 36m 5.17 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 13:15:00 13 3/12 19:28:00 12 6h 13m 10h 10m 8.36 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 01:46:00 12 3/13 10:31:00 12 8h 45m 6h 18m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 19:00:00 12 3/14 07:00:00 12 12h 0m 8h 29m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 13:08:00 12 3/14 16:17:00 12 3h 9m 6h 8m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 22:14:00 12 3/15 07:49:00 12 9h 35m 5h 57m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 13:50:00 12 3/15 13:54:00 12 0h 4m 6h 1m 9.14 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 16:36:32 12 2h 42m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 22