Just when we thought Dallas Seavey couldn’t get any more hardcore, he went ahead and one-up’d himself winning the legendary Alaskan Iditarod Race (again). Let’s hear it for Dallas!!!
Early this morning, the Ultimate Survival Alaska star Dallas Seavey coasted across the finish line of what is said to be “the last great race on earth.” Defying the odds, Dallas was able to break away from third place overcoming a three-hour deficit to take the win. Despite a show-stopping winter storm that took two other competitors out of the final stretch, Dallas broke the 42-year-old Iditarod Race’s speed record, beating the previous record by over five hours.
Check out these exclusive photos of Dallas’ victorious finish via Anchorage Daily News. The overjoyed Dallas reported that he had no idea that he had won the race when he was greeted by the cheering crowd in Nome, AK until several moments later.
His valiant fight to the blistering finish was in true Seavey form. The Seaveys have a long legacy of being natural-born competitors. In 2012, Dallas became the winner of the Iditarod at a mere 24-years old, making him the youngest Iditarod Champion in the race’s history. The following year, Dallas’ dad Mitch Seavey took home the Iditarod trophy and became the oldest winner at age 53.
We’ve had the pleasure of watching this father son duo prepare for their sled races on the exclusive webseries Seavey vs. Seavey. The series is a rare glimpse into what fosters their competitive spirit that drives them to be the winners they were born to be. Congratulations Dallas Seavey!