Dallas Seavey

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Dallas Seavey
Dallas Seavey 2012 Iditarod Champion.jpg
Dallas Seavey in Anchorage, Alaska during the ceremonial start of the 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Personal information
NationalityUnited States
BornMarch 4, 1987 (1987-03-04) (age 27)
ResidenceWillow, Alaska, USA
Websitedallasseavey.com
Sport
SportDogsled racing
Event(s)Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Yukon Quest
 
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Dallas Seavey
Dallas Seavey 2012 Iditarod Champion.jpg
Dallas Seavey in Anchorage, Alaska during the ceremonial start of the 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Personal information
NationalityUnited States
BornMarch 4, 1987 (1987-03-04) (age 27)
ResidenceWillow, Alaska, USA
Websitedallasseavey.com
Sport
SportDogsled racing
Event(s)Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Yukon Quest

Dallas Seavey (born March 4, 1987[1]) is an American dog musher, who won the 975-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across the U.S. state of Alaska in 2012 and again in 2014.

At age 25, Seavey became the youngest musher ever to win the Iditarod, winning the 2012 Iditarod in 9 days, 4 hours, 29 minutes, 26 seconds.[2][3] He is the son of 2004 and 2013 Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey. His grandfather, Dan Seavey, is also a veteran Iditarod musher, having competed in the first two Iditarod sled dog races in 1973 and 1974, in addition to the 1997 and 2012 races.[4][5]

In 2014, Dallas Seavey won his second Iditarod, completing the race less than two minutes ahead of second place finisher Aliy Zirkle, with a record fast finish time of 8 days, 13 hours 4 minutes and 19 seconds.[6] Seavey's 2014 finish time broke the previous record of 2011 winner John Baker by more than five hours.[7]

Television[edit]

Dallas Seavey appeared in two seasons of Ultimate Survival Alaska.[8][9] On Season Two, Dallas was on the winning team. Next, he will compete against his father in an Ultimate Alaskan Survival- Seavey vs. Seavey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deseret News, Dallas Seavey is youngest musher to win Iditarod, March 14, 2012. URL last accessed 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ "Dallas Seavy First Into Nome - Youngest to Win!" Iditarod Insider Tuesday, March 13, 2012
  3. ^ Hopkins, Kyle "Dallas Seavey claims victory in Iditarod 40" Anchorage Daily News Wednesday, March 14, 2012
  4. ^ "Dan Seavey" Iditarod Insider Musher Profiles Accessed Wednesday, March 14, 2012
  5. ^ "Dan Seavey, Sr." Accessed Wednesday, March 14, 2012
  6. ^ "Current Race Standings - 2014" Accessed Tuesday, March 11, 2014
  7. ^ "Champions & Record Holders" Accessed Tuesday, March 11, 2014
  8. ^ "'Ultimate Survival Alaska' to Premiere Sunday, May 12 on National Geographic". Zap2it. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "‘Ultimate Survival Alaska’ concludes with race up Mt. Augustine". Alaska Dispatch. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

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