Older and Faster, 56-Year-Old Jeff King Pockets Another Kusko Title

Like a fine wine that improves with age, 56-year-old Jeff King added another big victory to a resume studded with them on Sunday.King, 56, of Denali Park, snatched his record ninth victory in the Kuskokwim 300 sled-dog race that starts and ends in the southwest Alaska city of Bethel, crossing the finish line around 11 a.m. behind 12 dogs, only two fewer than he started with. King’s time of 40 hours, 30 minutes, 10 seconds was his eighth fastest time in a Kuskokwim history that dates back to 1988.”I’m sick and tired of people thinking I’m old. I feel great. I don’t have an ache or pain and I’ve never had a better dog team,” King told KYUK radio at the finish line. Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/older-and-faster-56-year-old-jeff-king-pockets-another-kusko-title


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