Iditarod Won in Record Time

An Alaskan native won the Iditarod on Tuesday for the second time and in record-breaking fashion. Dallas Seavey came from behind to finish the famous dog-sled race in eight days, 13 hours, 4 minutes, and 19 seconds. The previous record was eight days, 18 hours, and 46 minutes. In 2012, Seavey became the youngest Iditarod champion at the age of 25. The race is in his blood: His grandfather Dan Seavey helped organize the first Iditarod in 1973. Seavey makes prepping for the Iditarod a year-round event, saying “I don’t leave my training compound if I can help it. If I leave, it’s by dog team, not by vehicle."