53-Year-Old Wins Iditarod

Mitch Seavey racing in the Iditarod on 2012. (Mary Pemberton/AP)

A 53-year-old man captured the win in Alaska’s legendary Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, becoming the oldest winner in the race’s storied history. Mitch Seavey crossed the finish line after 7 hours and 39 minutes of guiding his 10 dogs through treacherous trails in temperatures that teetered around 0 degrees F. A former champion of the race, Seavey dedicated his win to other athletes like him. “This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age,” said the winner.