Congratulations, Dallas Seavey!

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!

Check Out Episode 1 of the Ultimate Survival Alaska web series Seavey vs. Seavey,
“Like Father Like Son”:

Comments

  1. Mark Causey
    United States
    March 11, 1:59 pm

    He is good, really good! Congratulations!

  2. John
    Foster, Rhode Island
    March 11, 5:29 pm

    Congratulations Dallas! I was rooting for you all through ‘Ultamate Survival Alaska’! So DOUBLE CONGRADS!

  3. Patricia
    TN, USA
    March 11, 5:55 pm

    For the 3rd year in a row, a Seavey has won the Iditarod! Congratulations to Dallas for the record breaking win and to his dad, Mitch, for coming in 3rd. Dallas’ younger brother, Conway, also won the Jr. Iditarod this year.

  4. sandi zeigler
    yreka ca
    March 11, 7:01 pm

    Great job dallas….after watching your efforts on ultimate survival….I can tell your a true champion….there’s no quit in you anywhere….congratulations!!!!!

  5. Susan
    Texas
    March 12, 3:02 pm

    Congratulations on your outstanding efforts! Enjoyed Ultimate Survivor Alaska immensely. Sweepstakes Winner will have a once in a lifetime experience with you showing them the Wonders of Alaska.

  6. Dale Pollard
    Canada
    March 12, 4:21 pm

    I’ve always wondered about why the Iditarod calls itself the last great race. Maybe it is the last great race of the season.
    The Yukon Quest, a thousand mile race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse is an incredible race as well. I love how it involves cooperation between two great nations, and draws an international group of volunteers and mushers without all the hoopla.
    Dallas Seavey was amazing, and I think I will watch reruns of this Ultimate Alaska Show now.

  7. Dale Pollard
    Canada
    March 12, 4:26 pm

    Second place was the incredible Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers, Alaska.

  8. Anne
    Indiana
    March 12, 4:50 pm

    “Youth and beauty is not match for old age and treachery.” Well played, Mitch Seavey! I come from a very competitive family and my dad had some tricks up his sleeve too. Congrats to both of you on your brilliant Iditarod runs!

  9. Gary
    NYC
    March 12, 8:52 pm

    Congrats to Seavey. Cool to see him in his true element. Luckily this wasn’t staged like the entire season of Ultimate Survival Alaska! I have no idea why Seavey would do Ultimate Survival Alaska when they staged everything. It got so bad I had to bail on the show. Shame on you NatGeo. Turning point was when Marty caught a dead halibut. Show staged him catching the fish! That was an all-time reality series low.

  10. Malyn smith
    Alaska
    March 15, 3:03 pm

    Congratulations Dallas. We have great admiration of your spirit!!

  11. joy
    United States
    March 17, 1:19 pm

    Dallas!! You did it again!!Congratulations! You were my favorite in Ultimate survival.Your smartness and competitive spirit will take you a long way, probably more championships in the near future..I am a big fan

  12. Norma and Carlitos
    Anchorage, Alaska
    March 28, 4:40 pm

    We were rooting for you all the way…even ready to settle for third place after knowing there were two great competitors ahead of you… But you never gave up! and that is what we admire about you. Congratulations! On Ultimate Survival Alaska and Iditarod 2014! Bravo!!

  13. MARGERY GLICKMAN
    United States
    March 30, 6:37 pm

    The Iditarod is terribly cruel to dogs.
    FACTS: http://helpsleddogs.org
    Ms. Toler and National Geographic should not be promoting dog abuse.

  14. Karen
    Australia
    March 30, 9:11 pm

    Loved Ultimate Survival Alaska, now want to watch Seavey vs Seavey. Congratulations on winning Iditarod, AGAIN! Just wished there was more coverage of the race.

  15. Jatana Jernigan
    North Carolina
    March 30, 11:53 pm

    I am so proud to be a Dallas Seavey fan! Looking forward to the future and all that this athlete will accomplish.

  16. Darlene
    Minnesota
    April 1, 10:53 am

    Way to go, Hope they have another ultimate survival in the near future. Love it
    had to stay up late to see the show,
    was well worth it.