Seavey Cruises to Third Iditarod Crown
Behind a strong team of nine champion Alaska huskies, 28-year-old Dallas Seavey from Willow rolled under the burled arch on Front Street in this fabled gold mining town in the wee hours of Wednesday to seal the deal on a victory in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and put the Seavey stamp solidly on the current era of Alaska dog mushing.
With the northern lights flickering overhead, a morning crowd still recovering, or yet to recover, from St. Patrick’s Day celebrations the day before gave him a warm welcome as he notched Iditarod win number three.
As late-night partiers flooded onto Front Street, Seavey’s arrival in Nome was foreshadowed by a helicopter flying overhead. He was led down the historic main drag by a police officer, his wispy blonde goatee coated in frost by the 10-degree temperatures.