Begich Statement on Dallas Seavey’s Victory in the 2011 Yukon Quest
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich released the following statement congratulating musher Dallas Seavey on winning the 2011 Yukon Quest late last night:
"Congratulations to Dallas Seavey on his hard fought victory in the 2011 Yukon Quest. This year's race was so close that even those of us following over the internet could feel the tension. Winning the race as a rookie and becoming the youngest winner in history is an impressive feat and it's unlikely this is the last we hear of Dallas."
"With mushers still out on the course, all of this year's competitors deserve recognition for being sportsmen first and competitors second. All of the racers encountered dangerous weather and many experienced life threatening situations. In the true spirit of the Yukon Quest mushers put the safety of their fellow competitors ahead of finishing times."