Record Setting Iditarod Win for Dallas Seavey
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officials say Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey set a record with his finish in 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, 16 seconds.
Seavey arrived in Nome at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, winning his third straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and his fourth in the last five years.
The previous record time was set in 2014 by Seavey, when he finished in 8 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes, 19 seconds.
The nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod started March 6 in Willow, Alaska, and took mushers across two mountain ranges, down the mighty Yukon River and along the Bering Sea coast.
Eighty-five mushers began the race, but 12 have so far scratched, including four-time champion Lance Mackey. He dropped out Monday, citing personal health concerns.