Murkowski Congratulates Dallas Seavey on Iditarod Victory

Senator: “The Iditarod is in the Seavey Blood”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski today congratulated Dallas Seavey and his team on winning their first Iditarod Sled Dog Trail Race:

“I congratulate Dallas and his team on their remarkable victory in this year’s Iditarod sled dog race, becoming the youngest musher to ever win, at age 25.  He has skills and a determination beyond his years.  His win today continues what is already a busy 2012 for his family – with his 15-year old brother Conway winning the Junior Iditarod in February.

“The Seavey family’s mushing past is a tradition of victory:  Dallas’ other brother Tyrell also won the Junior Iditarod in 2001.  And he is a third-generation musher – his father Mitch won the Iditarod in 2004 and his grandfather Dan is still out on the trails at age 74. From father to son to grandsons, it’s clear the Iditarod is in the Seavey blood.”

“Dallas has a bright future on the trails, having already built momentum with a victory in the Yukon Quest last year.  His historic milestone today is hopefully only the beginning of a long and successful career in the sport of dog mushing. This year’s Last Great Race is the just the latest chapter for the Seaveys.”