Mitch Seavey finished a 1,000-mile journey in Nome on Tuesday afternoon, winning Iditarod 2017. See photos of his last 3 miles on the trail.
For the elder Seavey, winning a third Iditarod is a big accomplishment, but it’s not his last. He’s still at the height of his career, he says, with more yet to do.
Mitch Seavey has just arrived at the Nome finish line, claiming his third championship in the Iditarod.
Mushers who have been competing in the Iditarod a long time have relationships and traditions they re-visit each time they run the race. For Martin Buser, when he gets to Unalakleet, that means a bag of muktuk.
Race leader Mitch Seavey is firmly in the lead of Iditarod 2017. Church bells made it official as he pulled into White Mountain late Monday.
Mitch Seavey’s speed continues to exceed expectations. With Seavey out of the Safety checkpoint at 1:10pm Tuesday, an arrival in Nome as early as 3:30–4:00pm is now possible.
Competitive jockeying is happening up and down the Iditarod leaderboard as mushers begin to traverse the Norton Sound coast.
Iditarod teams have left the Yukon and reached the Bering Sea coast. Mushers are shedding equipment, dropping slow dogs, and looking to make a move in the final 300 miles.
Smoke, a sled dog from the team of Iditarod musher Scott Smith, died Friday while being transported by the Iditarod Trail Committee. In Kaltag, Smith reflected on the incident.
Necropsy results for an Iditarod dog that died Friday while flying to Anchorage indicate it died from overheating. The ITC says it is working on changes to prevent similar incidents in the future.