What a tough race, and down to the last wire! Congratulations to Dallas — the youngest person ever to win the Iditarod.
Here’s the story, according to ESPN:
Dallas Seavey ran a blistering closing pace to rally from third place and win his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Tuesday in a record-breaking finish, after a sudden storm blew the front-runner out of contention and kept another musher minutes away from her first win.Seavey, 27, was the first musher under the famed burled arch finish line in Nome. He erased a three-hour deficit over the last 77 miles in catching the two mushers in front of him, four-time champion Jeff King and Aliy Zirkle, who came in second. Seavey finished the race in eight days, 13 hours, 4 minutes and 19 seconds, easily breaking the record set in 2011.