JEFF KING

THIS SPEAKER'S SET FEE PLACES HIM/HER WITHIN THE RANGE OF:

$7,501 to $15,000
 
TRAVELS FROM: Arkansas

VIDEOS:
No videos listed.

SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS   Click Here for Detailed Description

  • Life at the Husky Homestead

Categories

Adventure

Biography

Jeff King is recognized as the "Winningest Musher in the World". He holds four championship titles for the 1,049 mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1993, 1996, 1998 and 2006, the 1100 mile Yukon Quest in 1989 in addition to 24 first place titles in races across Alaska. He was inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2006, at age 50, he became the oldest musher to win the Iditarod. He has twice received the prestigious Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award for exemplary care of his dog team. He has logged more than 150,000 miles on dogsled over the past 35 years.

Mr. King moved to Alaska in 1975 in search of adventure. He quickly became interested in dog sledding and Alaskan huskies, devoting all of his spare time and money to building his own team. He began racing in 1980, his competitive spirit found a new outlet and he entered his first Iditarod just one year later. In 1992, he made the decision to devote all of his time and energy to training and racing. Naturally, he won his first Iditarod the following season.

Mr. King is an accomplished author, mentor, and consultant. He has captured worldwide media attention for decades. Associated Press, BBC, CBC, ABC Wide World of Sports, ESPN, CNN, Discovery Channel, National Public Radio, and Mushing Magazine have regularly featured him in race coverage of the Iditarod and international news reports. Lee Larsen, president of the Iditarod Trail Committee, calls Mr. King a "champion in many, many ways."

Jeff King and his family enjoy living in Alaska's Denali National Park. They have hosted over 100,000 visitors at the Husky Homestead over the past 20 years. In the summer months, his family welcomes visitors from around the world to tour their kennel and learn about Alaskan Huskies, the sport of dog mushing, and the life and spirit of Alaska, the last frontier.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Alaskan Adventures of an Iditarod Champion (2008)

Live chat by BoldChat
My Favorite Speakers
 

Similar Speaker

Rosalind Savage
Rowing an ocean is more about strength of mind than strength of muscle. How do you hold it together when the going gets tough?

Roz Savage has faced some major challenges during her solo rowing voyages--across the Atlantic in
More>>

Sir Chris Bonington
Born in Hampstead in 1934, Sir Chris Bonington was educated at University College School, London and the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He was commissioned in the Royal Tank Regiment in 1956. He spent three years in North
More>>

Tracy Edwards
Battling perilous seas around Cape Horn was easy compared to fighting off creditors and winning back her reputation after a massive dispute with the Qatar officialdom forced round the world yacht hero Tracy Edwards into bankruptcy.

Ms. Edwards, a national
More>>

Ed Viesturs
Ed Viesturs is America's leading high-altitude mountaineer, and has climbed many of the world's most challenging summits. In May of 2004, Ed Viesturs became one of only two non-Sherpa to summit Mount Everest for the sixth time. He
More>>


TRANSLATE:

The luxury christian louboutin schuhe can make you perfect in your life. I just like Christian Louboutin Schuhe.

Cartier's achievements in Swiss Fake Rolex Watchmaking are the fruit of a constantly innovative approach at the service of highly distinctive aesthetics. You should know men always like watches. They will cost much for fake watches. Sometimes men also like réplique montres in fact. And sometimes you may need replica watches when you went out. The luxury replica watches can make you perfect in your life. I just like Replica Watches for some reasons! Their freedom and importance have enabled the representation of time with replica watches market. The pieces that adhere to the replica watches uk highest standards.You may like designer replica watches online. They are high quality replica watches to men. Its past as an inventor has given rise to a style that favours volume and shapes. All kinds of Replica Watches UK store for sale.