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.