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One-Two Iditarod Finish for Seward Locals Mitch and Dallas Seavey

Mitch Seavey racing in 2010. Photo: Frank Kovalchek
By Allison Sayer for Seward City News –

Mitch and Dallas Seavey continued their Iditarod winning streak in the 2017 Iditarod. Seward Local Mitch Seavey, Bib 16, won the 2017 Iditarod on March 14. He crossed the finish line at 3:40 pm, beating his son Dallas by 2 hours and 44 minutes. Nicolas Petit of Girdwood came in third, five minutes later.

This is the third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race championship for veteran Mitch Seavey. His finishing time of eight days, three hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds broke the record for fastest winning time. Mitch is also now the oldest Iditarod champion at 57.

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Mitch Seavey was first into many checkpoints throughout the race, and was clearly in a good position to win from early on. The competition for second place was extremely close. Nicholas Petit was minutes behind Dallas Seavey at White Mountain and Safety, the last checkpoints before Nome. However, Dallas held on to his second place position.

Dallas Seavey won the 2016 Iditarod, as well as the 2015, 2014, and 2012 races. Mitch Seavey won the 2013 race.

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