Jeff King – One of Alaska’s Greats Name: Jeff King Birth Date: February 6, 1956 Birth Place: North Fork, CA Residence: Denali Park, Alaska By the numbers: Number of Iditarod Finishes: 24 finishes out of 26 attempts Number of Iditarod Finishes: 24 Best Finish: 1st (4[Read More…]
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