Jeff King got into mushing after spending the winter of 1979/80 in a tent with 13 dogs, living out a childhood dream. He says he is still dreaming 40 years later. King has 200,000 miles on a dogsled. He has raced the Kobuk 440 over a dozen times, the Kuskokwim 300 thirty times, competed in 29 Iditarods and 7 Yukon Quests. Of his dogs, King says "Only two dogs in this year's 440 team will not be used in lead. I love training all the dogs to be their very best. Jeff King's 2021 Kobuk 440 is sponsored by Redpaw Dog Food, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, and Usibelli Coal Mine. He would like to thank Lucia Chacon, Amanda Otto, and Pete Radano.