53-Year-Old Wins Iditarod

    In this March 4, 2012, photo, 52-year-old musher Mitch Seavey competes at the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska. He is one of three generations of his family in the race,  joined on the trail by his 74-year-old father Dan and 25-year-old son, Dallas. (AP Photo/Mary Pemberton)

    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.

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