“Winningest Musher in the World” visits NMU

MARQUETTE — Dogsled racing has been a UP mainstay for years, and earlier tonight, an incredibly successful dogsled racer visited Marquette.

Called the “Winningest Musher in the World,” musher Jeff King visited the campus of Northern Michigan University to tell stories and provide insight into what dogsled racing is all about.

His visit to Marquette is fitting, and comes just before the iconic UP 200.

” It is a big outdoor community and people like to do winter sports, and we have lots of space for it,” said Emily Weber, President of Platform Personalities, who helped organize the event. “The UP 200 is coming up, so we wanted to kind of time it so we’re close to that date.”

Along with sharing videos and stories of his journeys, Jeff King also read passages from his book Cold Hands Warm Heart.

In a racing career spanning over 40 years, Jeff King has placed first in the 1,000 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, as well as placing first in 24 other races.

King has traveled over 150,000 miles on his dogsled across North America.