Dallas Seavey is 25-year-old and just won the 1,000 miles Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska. He is the youngest person to win the Iditarod in the race’s 40 year history. Dallas is used to badass-ness as he was also the Alaska High School Wrestling Champion and spent a year at the US Olympic Training Center. His winning time was nine days, four hours, 29 minutes and 26 seconds.Dallas Seavey won the race with a time of nine days, four hours, 29 minutes and 26 seconds. 25-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Win Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska | Unofficial Networks

25-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Win Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska

25-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Win Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska

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25-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Win Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska

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Dallas domination. photo: Marc Lester / AP

Dallas Seavey is 25-years-old and just won the 1,000 mile Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska.  He is the youngest person to win the Iditarod in the race’s 40 year history.  

Dallas is used to badass-ness as he was also the Alaska High School Wrestling Champion and spent a year at the US Olympic Training Center.

His winning time was nine days, four hours, 29 minutes and 26 seconds.  

Dallas won $50,400 and a new truck for winning the race.  

“They [doggers] mean the world to me.  I could not be prouder of these guys. It’s hard to not come to tears when they finally crossed under this arch [finish zone] in first place.” – Dallas Seavey

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The next youngest person to win the Iditarod is Rick Swenson who won at the age of 26 in 1977.  Rick is the Iditarod’s only 5 time champion.  Rick is now 61 and raced in this year’s Iditarod and is running in the middle of the pack.

“Dallas ran a really good race,” Zirkle said. “There’s a lot of people who I’m sure are looking at all the Ps and Qs of how this race was run. I can tell you the one thing that Dallas and I did, we watched our dogs and we run our dogs, and I really respect that out of you, Dallas.” – Aliy Zirkle, who got 2nd place in this year’s Iditarod

Dallas’ dad, Mitch, won the Iditarod in 2004 and was in 4th place this year as Dallas crossed the finish line.

Even Dallas’ 74-year-old grandfather, Dan, is running the Iditarod this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Iditarod Trail.  This is his fifth Iditarod.

66 Mushers started the race.  11 have scratched.  55 have finished or are still racing.

 

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