Seaveys Win 6th Consecutive Iditarod;
Mitch and Dallas Seavey finish in top 2 positions for 3rd consecutive year
Neenah, WI – (March 15, 2017) – Records are made to be broken, and a Seavey has done it again. Mitch Seavey captured the 2017 Iditarod Alaskan Sled Dog Race title at 15:40:13 p.m. AKDT Tuesday — and set a new world record in the process, with a time of 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds. The previous record, set in 2016 by Dallas Seavey, was 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, and 16 seconds. Mitch also continues to hold the record as oldest musher to win the Iditarod (age 57), which he first set in 2013 at the age of 53.
The 2017 win is Mitch Seavey’s third Iditarod victory; his first win was in 2004. This year’s accomplishment places him in the company of 7 other mushers who have won three or more races.
One of those mushers is his son, four-time winner and defending champion Dallas Seavey, who finished this year’s race in second place, less than 3 hours after Mitch, also breaking his 2016 record. Together, Mitch and Dallas hold the record for three consecutive years as a father/son duo finishing in the top two positions.
James and Rosanne Keller, representing J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. have sponsored and supported the Seaveys for 11 years. They were at the finish line in Nome on Tuesday to greet Mitch and Dallas. Said James Keller, “The Seavey family has made Iditarod racing into an artform. Their endurance, dedication to the sport of mushing, and amazing ability to strategize have built a foundation of success. We are very proud to be a part of their team.”
About the J. J. Keller/Dallas Seavey Iditarod Racing Team
After meeting Dallas Seavey in Seward, AK, in 2006, James and Rosanne Keller created the J. J. Keller Extreme Transportation Solutions sponsorship to celebrate one of the original forms of transportation and to salute trucking professionals who dedicate themselves to transporting needed goods. To learn more about J. J. Keller’s sponsorship of Dallas Seavey, to order the book “Born to Mush,” to view training videos and photos sent from Dallas, go to www.jjkeller.com/iditarod.
About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
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About the Iditarod®
By far Alaska’s best-known sporting event, the Iditarod is a 1,000-mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome. Mushers and their sled dogs travel through jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast … battling below-zero temperatures, high winds, and long hours of darkness and isolation.
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