Dawson City, YK - Jeff King won the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race back in 1989. He is also well-known on the Iditarod trail, having won Alaska’s other 1000 mile sled dog race four times. This year, he returned to the Quest, but decided to scratch from the race after only 300 miles.
This year, Jeff King signed up for both of Alaska’s 1000-mile sled dog races. Over the year’s he says he’s seen other dog teams improve after their first 1000-miler. “This one wasn’t going to make them stronger, this one was going to need recovery,” he said.