(AP ) Mitch Seavey, 53, became the oldest winner and a two-time Iditarod champion when he drove his dog team under the burled arch in Nome on Tuesday night.
Oldest Winner Ever, 53, Triumphs in Alaska's 1,000 Mile Iditarod
MARCH 14, 2013
A 53-year-old former champion has won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race becoming the oldest winner of Alaska's grueling test of endurance one year after his son became the youngest winner.
Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time on Tuesday despite temperatures reaching just above zero degrees Fahrenheit.
'This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age,' he said after crossing the finish line after completing 1,000-miles in nine days, 7 hours and 39 minutes.
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