King has placed in Top 3 of the Iditarod 13 times, or at a mindboggling rate of 48.1% of his starts (13 times out of 27 starts).
Jeff King – the King of the sport of long-distance dog mushing?
The ‘Winningest Dog Musher in the World’, King has won six 1000-mile races (+1600 km) in his career: four Iditarod championships (1993,1996,1998, 2006) and one Yukon Quest championship (1981). In addition he has placed first 25 times in a slew of other sled dog races including nine times in Kuskokwim 300 as well as Kobuk 440, Tustemena 200, and Copperbasin 300 victories. With this, King’s race earnings have - likely as the only musher in history, anywhere in the world - surpassed the 1-million-dollar mark. In Iditarod alone he has earned $921,244.78. King is an innovator, constantly challenging status quo in all aspects of the sport, from developing new equipment to advancing training methods; but first and foremost to the exceptional success of King has been his constant push for exceptional and continuously advanced dog care.