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Congratulations Pour In for Mitch Seavey's Third Iditarod Win

Veteran musher breaks record


Murkowski with Mitch Seavey at the ceremonial start of Iditarod 2017.

Courtesy of US Senator Lisa Murkowski

Murkowski Congratulates Mitch Seavey on Record Iditarod Victory


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) congratulated Mitch Seavey on his record-breaking Iditarod victory of 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds:

“A huge congratulations to Mitch and his extraordinary team of athletes on their third Iditarod win in record breaking fashion! He faced extraordinarily low temperatures and brutally harsh conditions, but his experience, training, and grit paid off. I am truly in awe of him and everyone else on the Iditarod trail!”


Sullivan Congratulates Mitch Seavey on Iditarod Win

Sterling, AK Musher Wins 45th Iditarod in Record Time 

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today offered congratulations to Mitch Seavey and his team on winning the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. 

“For six years going, the Seaveys have led the pack in the Last Great Race, a proud distinction for this revered Alaska family,” said Senator Sullivan. “I’m sure Dallas isn’t excited to see his impressive three-year winning streak and all-time speed record come to an end, but he must be very proud that his dad was the one to do it. Congratulations, Mitch and team, on a record-breaking Iditarod victory! Best wishes to the remaining mushers and teams making their way to Nome.” 

Mitch Seavey crossed the finish line in Nome at 3:40pm AKT with 11 dogs. He completed the race in 8 days, 3 hours and 40 minutes. 


Governor Walker Congratulates Mitch Seavey on Record-Breaking Iditarod Victory


March 14, 2017 JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker congratulated Mitch Seavey today on his record-breaking Iditarod victory. Seavey finished the race in eight days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds; about seven hours under his son Dallas Seavey’s fastest winning time in 2016.


“Congratulations to Mitch Seavey on his record-breaking Iditarod victory today. Mitch and his son Dallas are among the greatest racers in the history of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and today’s victory further proves that. The grit and endurance Mitch’s team has shown throughout this race inspires us all. I wish the remaining teams the best of luck and a safe arrival in Nome. They exemplify what it means to pull together for a successful outcome. This truly is the Last Great Race.” – Governor Bill Walker


Alaska House Majority: Congratulations to Musher Mitch Seavey on a Record-Breaking Iditarod Victory

New Record Set for Fastest Trip to Nome and Oldest Iditarod Winner

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition congratulate Mitch Seavey and his dog team on their record-breaking Iditarod victory today.  Seavey arrived in Nome at 3:40 this afternoon with an official time of 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds.  He shattered the old speed record set last year by his son Dallas Seavey, who is a four time Iditarod champion. 

“Mitch Seavey and his team posted a dominating performance that will go down as one of the best in the long and storied history of the greatest race on earth.  It’s good to see someone even older than me win this thing,” said Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham).  “This year’s Iditarod has shown that the great Alaskan sport of dog mushing is thriving.  We’re all cheering Mitch Seavey’s win, but congratulations should go to every musher who tackles 1,000 miles of wintertime Alaska terrain with nothing more than a sled and a team of canine athletes.” 

At the age of 57, Mitch Seavey broke his own record as the oldest winner of the Iditarod.  Seavey has now won the Iditarod three times. 

“The Iditarod reflects who we are as Alaskans. It honors the mode of transportation that has served Alaska Native people for hundreds of years and is a testament to the toughness of those who call Alaska home,” said Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome).  “I wish I could have been there to see Mitch Seavey’s record-shattering finish, but I know Nome made him and his dog team feel welcome.  Hopefully, they are getting some well-deserved rest.” 



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