For the fourth time in five years, and in record time, "musher" Dallas Seavey has won the annual Iditarod dogsled race.
NPR reports that Seavey was once again first to cross the finish line in Nome, Alaska, with a familiar figure finishing second: his father Mitch, who has two Iditarod titles under his own belt.
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The younger Seavey – young enough, at 29, to be the youngest four-title musher – had a finishing time of 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, and 16 seconds, according to Iditarod.com. He finished with six dogs.
The Iditarod takes place each March and runs nearly 1,000 miles across Alaska, from Anchorage to Nome. Mushers, who know all the tricks for keeping warm, begin the race with 12 to 16 dogs, trained for months before the race begins, and must finish with at least 6 dogs in harness. Injured dogs or those that become too tired leave the race.