2017 – 45th IDITAROD
This is our 11th year sponsoring Dallas Seavey and what an awesome sled ride it has been!
The official Mushers Banquet was last night in Anchorage, AK and there are 72 Mushers competing.
Defending Champ Dallas drew bib #18 and will gunning for a 4-peat and a record tying 5th title. Only Rick Swenson has 5 titles and Lance Mackey has won 4 in a row. Swenson has raced 36 times and Mackey 14. This will be Dallas’ 11th race.
Along with tying those 2 major records, Dallas holds all the other major records now. Dallas turns 30 tomorrow and has an incredible Mushing Bio.
Jeff King, 27th race, and Martin Buser, 34th race, are 4 time Champions and are competing in this race. Mitch Seavey has won twice.
The Anchorage Daily News.Com states” Dallas is hands down the favorite for the 2017 Iditarod.”
The ceremonial start is this Saturday in Anchorage and the official restart is 10am (AKST) Monday, March 6th from Fairbanks, AK. Each Musher starting with bib #2, leaves at 2 minute intervals. Times are adjusted at their mandatory 24 hour layover.
The forecast for Fairbanks is a lot of snow and 27 below zero.
Dallas said he has a great mature team, training was awesome and he is looking forward to another great race.
Rosanne and I will be leaving for Nome to greet Dallas and get some action shots and videos.
Stay tuned as THE LAST GREAT RACE ON EARTH takes shape!
James J. Keller
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
James & Rosanne Keller/J. J. Keller Sponsors: Dallas Seavey, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Iditarod Champion!