Kelley is a musher in the 2013 Iditarod and finished 26th.

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Hometown: Wasilla, AK

Kelley Griffin, 52, was born in Minnesota and raised in Alaska. She graduated from West Anchorage High School, now known as West High. She began mushing more than 30 years ago and moved to Knik in 1992 just to run dogs. “I have run the Yukon Quest nearly every year since 2002 and the Iditarod in 2005, 2008 and 2011 with dogs from my small kennel. I’ve done a variety of work to support the kennel from horseshoeing to working in Prudhoe Bay. Now my small farm allows me to stay home and focus on dogs. The dogs are Alaskan Husky from several lines. It is exciting to be the support crew for such an amazing group of athletes. We train for thousands of miles during the darkest part of the winter to race in the Iditarod. Then with nearly 12 hours of daylight in March, I finally see the incredible country we travel. Not only are the dogs addicting, the trail itself gets into your blood, too.” Kelley lists her current occupation as musher and farmer and says she has a “PhD in Life.” Her hobbies are winemaking, reading and learning. Kelley is married to Ed Grube.

Kelley Griffin, 48, was born in Minnesota and moved to Alaska in 1963. She began mushing in 1979 and In 1992, she moved out to Knik to run dogs. She has run the Iditarod once and the Yukon Quest five times. She is currently entered in both the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest for 2008. Kelley is the President of the Mat-Su Sled Dog Council, Inc., a member of the Iditarod Official Finishers Club, and the Yukon Quest Official Finishers Club. She says she enjoys wine, garden and horses.

She finished 46th her rookie race in 2005. In 2008 she finished sixth -- her best ever -- in the just-completed Yukon Quest.


Kelly finished 27th in 2012, 26th iin 2011, 45th in 2008 and 46th in her rookie race in 2005. in the 2011 Iditarod.

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