Jeff King wins ninth K300
Veteran musher Jeff King took home his ninth Kuskokwim 300 crown on Saturday. The 56-year-old musher from Denali Park crossed the finish line with an elapsed time of 40 hours, 30 minutes and 10 seconds — over an hour ahead of second place finisher Tony Browning, 55 of Nenana. Hometown favorite Pete Kaiser took the number three position a half hour later.
King won the K300 in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006, and has finished the race in second place four times. He’s also placed first in the Iditarod four times and the Yukon Quest once. This year he was awarded $22,000 for coming in first.
Browning was in the race for his eighth time and this year took home the second place prize of $16,500.
Kaiser, 24 of Bethel, ran his fifth K300 and won $11,000 for the third place finish.
Bogus Creek 150
Lewis Pavilla, 36 of Kwethluk, came in first in this year’s Bogus Creek 150 with a time of 17 hours, 17 minutes and 4 seconds. It was his third time winning the race.
Jackie Larson, 43 of Napaskiak, took second in the race with a time of 17:58:54.
Steven Olive, 28 of Bethel, came in the number three position with a time of 18:03:44.
Randy Nose, 28 of Akiachak, took first in the Akiak Dash with a time of 5 hours, 57 minutes and 0 seconds.
Joshua Evan, 30 of Napaskiak, came in in the second place position with a time of 06:27:00.
John Simon, 55 of Bethel, was the third place finisher with a time of 06:36:00.