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In Nikolai, Dallas Seavey Says 2012 Race is the “Peak” For His Team

It’s too early to make comparisons to other mushers, Dallas Seavey says, but make no mistake: the 25-year-old musher is “in it to win it.”

After years of training and of progressively more competitive Iditarod runs, the son of race champion Mitch Seavey says that the 2012 race represents the “peak” for his dog team; he’s aiming to be first under the Burled Arch in Nome.

In Nikolai – where the younger Seavey caught up with KNOM trail reporter Laureli Kinneen – Dallas said that the first part of the Iditarod isn’t about racing his team but, rather, building it: making his dog team cohesive and prepared for the final stretches of the trail to Nome. For now, Seavey says “I’m just running my team.”

Dallas Seavey departed the Nikolai checkpoint at 3:23pm Tuesday afternoon, running a full string of 16 dogs.

1 Comment

  1. Shirley Doherty on March 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Hi Dallas, I just found this part of the website and so excited hearing your voice in the interview.This is the highlight of my day checking on the Seaveys progress. Been wearing my one and only Iditarod shirt I got the year I met you when you were 9. Hope it good luck or you. As I remember you have a birthday in March, the 5th?Happy Birthday With a win. I will be 76 on the 30th, still active and hoping to get back up there to see you and beautiful Alaska. I love your website so much I am not getting other things done. Good luck to your dad and grandpa Dan. Shirley Doherty, in Mineola, Ia.