NOME, Alaska — Dallas Seavey won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday evening, becoming the youngest musher to win the nearly 1,000-mile race across Alaska.
Seavey turned 25 on March 4, the day the race officially started north of Anchorage. He was the first musher to reach Nome, his nine dogs trotting into the Bering Sea coastal community at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday.
The winner greeted family and friends briefly, then turned to hug his dogs.
“They mean the world to me,” said Seavey, of Willow, about 50 miles north of Anchorage.