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In Photos: Mitch Seavey’s Final Miles on the Iditarod Trail

Iditarod 2017 champion Mitch Seavey mushes on the outskirts of Nome on Tuesday afternoon.

Mitch Seavey made Iditarod history on Tuesday afternoon, shattering the race speed record and winning his third championship as the race’s oldest victor, breaking his own record from 2013. His finish also set the stage for a storied afternoon of accomplished mushers’ arrivals under the Burled Arch.

The photos below show, in chronological order, the elder Seavey’s progress from the outskirts of Nome (the areas sometimes called Fort Davis and “Farley’s Camp”) to the finish line on Front Street.

All photos: David Dodman, KNOM.

Iditarod 2017 champion Mitch Seavey mushes on the outskirts of Nome on Tuesday afternoon.

Iditarod 2017 champion Mitch Seavey mushes on the outskirts of Nome on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

Iditarod 2017 champion Mitch Seavey mushes on the outskirts of Nome on Tuesday afternoon.

Iditarod 2017 champion Mitch Seavey mushes on the outskirts of Nome on Tuesday afternoon.

On the Bering Sea ice, Mitch Seavey mushes past Nome race fans.

On the Bering Sea ice, Mitch Seavey mushes past Nome race fans.

Mitch Seavey's team on the Bering Sea ice

The last several miles of the Iditarod take mushers over the frozen ice and snow of the Bering Sea adjacent to Nome.

Mitch Seavey's team on the Bering Sea ice

Mitch Seavey on the Bering Sea ice.

Mitch Seavey arrives at the Nome finish line, the Burled Arch.

Mitch Seavey arrives at the Nome finish line, the Burled Arch. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM

Detail of the Iditarod finish line in Nome, called the Burled Arch. Text reads “End of Iditarod,” etched in wood.

Detail of the Iditarod finish line in Nome, called the Burled Arch.

2 Comments

  1. Paul Korchin on March 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Another year of award-worthy race coverage: well done, KNOM Krew!

    • David Dodman on March 16, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Thanks so much, Paul!

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