J. J. Keller/Dallas Seavey Iditarod Racing Team Celebrates 10 Years of Sponsorship; Champion Dallas Seavey Looking for Fourth Win in 2016

James Keller, Dallas Seavey, and Rosanne Keller

James Keller, Dallas Seavey, and Rosanne Keller

Neenah, WI – (February 3, 2016) – The 2016 Iditarod is less than one month away, and 28-year-old Dallas Seavey is ready to defend his 2015 championship.

“This year’s race will look very different from last year’s race, no doubt,” Seavey said. “In order to stay competitive in the Iditarod, I analyze previous races and make adjustments to our training. I look for obstacles, and remove those obstacles by being creative.”

Seavey tackled one of those obstacles — the length of the training season — by adding a climate-controlled indoor training facility that allows training year-round.

“Until now, training time has been the biggest limiting factor to mushing. Our indoor training facility addresses that challenge. With the ability to train year round, we’re able to maintain a level of conditioning and then peak for the Iditarod,” Seavey said. “The potential upside to serious off-season training is huge. I believe that we can take 12 hours off the Iditarod record time by doing major off-season training.”

James and Rosanne Keller, representing J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., will continue their support of Seavey as his title sponsor, celebrating the 10th year of their unique partnership.

“We are very pleased to celebrate our tenth year of sponsoring Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey,” said James Keller. “With three wins under his belt, he’s a power to be reckoned with, building his team and strategy on a foundation of endurance, dedication and tenacity.”

The 2016 race will be Dallas’ tenth run to the famed Burled Arch. In that time, he has racked up multiple Iditarod records, including:

  • 2015 – Youngest musher to win three Iditarod races – age 28
  • 2014 – Fastest Iditarod finish — 8 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes and 19 seconds
  • 2014 – Youngest musher to win two Iditarod races — age 27
  • 2012 – Youngest musher to win the Iditarod — age 25
  • 2011 – Youngest musher to finish the race in a top five position — 4th place, age 24
  • 2010 – Youngest musher to win the GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award — age 23
  • 2009 – Youngest musher to finish the race in a top ten position — 6th place, age 22
  • 2005 – Youngest musher to compete in the race — age 18

To date, 86 mushers have registered for the 2016 Iditarod. The race will begin in Anchorage, Alaska on March 5, and end nine to 13 days later in Nome. James and Rosanne Keller will be in attendance to welcome the mushers across the finish line.

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, and to follow the 2016 race, go to www.jjkeller.com/iditarod.

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has grown to become the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,400 associates strong, J. J. Keller serves over 420,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000® companies. The company’s subject-matter expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics, and its diverse solutions include E-Logs and mobile technology; training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; online management tools; managed services; consulting services; online and print publications; forms and supplies.

Professionals in transportation, manufacturing, hazardous materials, construction, and human resources rely on J. J. Keller® in-house expertise and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management and operational efficiency. For more information, visit JJKeller.com, JJKellerELogs.com and JJKellerservices.com.

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. Note to editors: Photos are available. Please contact Mary Borsecnik (contact info below) for high-resolution images. James J. Keller is available for comments and for book reviews of “Born To Mush.” Please contact jkeller@jjkeller.com.

For more information, contact: Mary Borsecnik Corporate Marketing Communications Specialist J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. 1-800-843-3174, ext. 7050 Email: mborsecnik@jjkeller.com