Congratulations Dallas Seavey! Our Ultimate Survival Alaska star won his third Iditarod in four years, beating his father to the finish line in Nome early Wednesday after racing 1,100 miles across Alaska.
Dallas became the youngest Iditarod champion in 2012 at age 25, and he won again last year in 2014. Seavey finished this year’s race in eight days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, and 6 seconds–about five hours longer than the record he set for the 2014 race.
Dallas’ father and two-time champion, Mitch Seavey, finished this year’s race in second place. Mitch Seavey won the Iditarod in 2004, and he took home his second win in 2013. Fittingly, it was one year after Dallas became the race’s youngest winner that Mitch became its oldest winner at 53.
Mitch and Dallas have a longstanding healthy competitive spirit and passion for racing that we showcased in the web series, Seavey vs. Seavey. Watch it now:
And don’t miss the season finale of Ultimate Survival Alaska: The Final Gauntlet this Sunday at 10/9c