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Jeff King

Bib Number: 23
Hometown: Denali Park, 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 Collection
Howling Dog Alaska

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


2019 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/03 14:42:00 14
Yentna 3/03 18:35:00 14 3/03 18:38:00 14 0h 3m 3h 53m 10.82 42
Skwentna 3/03 21:51:00 14 3/04 03:57:00 14 6h 6m 3h 13m 9.33 30
Finger Lake 3/04 08:42:00 14 3/04 10:04:00 14 1h 22m 4h 45m 8.42 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 13:29:00 14 3/04 18:52:00 14 5h 23m 3h 25m 8.78 30
Rohn 3/04 23:06:00 14 3/05 05:54:00 14 6h 48m 4h 14m 8.27 35
Nikolai 3/05 14:53:00 14 3/05 20:15:00 14 5h 22m 8h 59m 8.35 75
McGrath 3/06 03:25:00 14 3/06 03:27:00 14 0h 2m 7h 10m 6.70 48
Takotna 3/06 06:01:00 14 3/07 07:01:00 14 25h 0m 2h 34m 7.01 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 09:27:00 14 3/07 09:50:00 14 0h 23m 2h 26m 9.45 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 01:01:00 14 3/08 10:03:00 14 9h 2m 15h 11m 5.27 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 18:12:00 14 3/08 18:13:00 14 0h 1m 8h 9m 6.75 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 21:40:00 14 3/09 06:35:00 13 8h 55m 3h 27m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 08:48:00 13 3/09 09:08:00 13 0h 20m 2h 13m 8.12 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 20:34:00 13 3/09 20:53:00 13 0h 19m 11h 26m 5.42 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/10 13:06:00 13 3/10 18:52:00 13 5h 46m 15h 13m 3.94 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/11 05:42:00 13 3/11 10:32:00 13 4h 50m 10h 50m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 16:05:00 13 3/11 21:12:00 13 5h 7m 5h 33m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 04:52:00 13 3/12 13:21:00 13 8h 29m 7h 40m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 19:48:00 13 3/13 02:53:00 13 7h 5m 6h 27m 7.44 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 10:24:00 13 3/13 18:24:00 13 8h 0m 7h 31m 6.12 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 00:20:00 13 3/14 00:22:00 13 0h 2m 5h 56m 9.27 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 04:07:20 13 3h 45m 5.87 ✔ ✔ 22