Dallas Seavey wins fourth Iditarod dog-sled race

Tuesday March 15th, 2016

Dallas Seavey won his third straight and fourth overall Iditarod dog-sled race early Tuesday morning.

Seavey, 29, completed the Alaskan race in a record eight days, 11 hours, 20 minutes and 16 seconds.

Finishing second behind Seavey was his father Mitch, who won the race in 2013.

“Win or lose the race or not doesn’t change the fundamentals of our relationship–that as family and friends,” the elder Seavey said. “It’s an interesting dynamic to be the biggest competitors and best friends at the same time.”

For his win, the younger Seavey earned $75,000 and a new pickup truck.

The Iditarod started March 6 in Willow, Alaska, with 85 participants.

• Man on snowmobile attacks Iditarod teams, kills dog

Imported snow was used for the race due to unseasonably warm temperatures. The race’s ceremonial 11-mile beginning was abbreviated to three miles because of the lack of snow.

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