Seavey at 57 is Oldest, Fastest to Win Iditarod
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It was a record setting win Tuesday for Mitch Seavey in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
The 57-year-old Alaska musher became the oldest ever to win the world's most famous sled dog race, beating the record he set with his win four years ago.
He's also the fastest person to every cross nearly 1,000 miles of untamed Alaska wilderness in the race. He set a new time record of eight days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds. He shaved hours off the previous best time, set by his son Dallas in winning last year's race.
When he got to the finish line in Nome, Seavey was greeted by his wife Janine.
She told him, "Oh my gosh, look at what you've just done. You've changed the sport."