Iditarod Winner Beats Dad Across Finish Line
Mitch and Dallas Seavey have won the last 4 years
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 18, 2015 7:45 AM CDT
Dallas Seavey speaks after being the first musher to reach the Koyuk, Alaska, checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Monday, March 16, 2015.   (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes)
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(Newser) – Dallas Seavey has won his third Iditarod in the last four years, beating his father to the finish line in Nome early today after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska. He came in under the city's famous burled-arch finish line to wild applause from fans lining the street. An exhausted Dallas petted and hugged his dogs, later saying, "It takes a whole team to get us here." He also won titles in 2012 and 2014. His father, Mitch Seavey, won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 2013 and 2004.

Dallas was confident before the race, telling the AP he had the dog team that was capable of defending his title. Aaron Burmeister was running in third place, while Jessie Royer and Aliy Zirkle were battling for fourth. The Seaveys hold the record of being the race's youngest and oldest winners.