Dallas Seavey Wins Fourth Iditarod Title

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Congrats to Dallas Seavey, who we featured in a 2015 cover story, who early this morning won his fourth Iditarod title.

The Alaska Dispatch News has some details:

Seavey reached the finish line at 2:20 a.m., smashing the race record for the second time in three years. And he’s only 29.

“It’s just another day of mushing, man. It’s what we do,” he said underneath the burled arch marking the finish line.

His six sled dogs ate a frozen snack as his wife, Jen, passed black dog booties to bundled-up spectators in the zero-degree cold. 

Seavey finished the Iditarod in 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes and 16 seconds. That topped the record he already held, trimming his 2014 time by a little more than an hour and 44 minutes. 

“I like that time,” he said.

He gave a thumbs up to the cheering spectators, many of whom who held up cell phones to take photographs.

Seavey’s father Mitch finished runnerup to his son for the second straight year. Mitch won the Iditarod in 2014, the only time in the last five years “The Last Great Race On Earth” wasn’t won by the younger Seavey.

The 2016 Iditarod race itself was overshadowed by an alleged attack  on mushers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King, leaving one dog dead and others injured.