Murkowski Congratulates Dallas Seavey on “One for the Ages” Dramatic Iditarod Win

Senator: 26 Year Old Showed Grit, “Never Say Die” Competitiveness

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Lisa Murkowski today congratulated Dallas Seavey for his thrilling, come-from-behind victory of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  Capturing his 2nd Iditarod victory in 3 years – and the third straight Seavey family Iditarod win – Dallas fought off extreme conditions and a dramatic duel with Aliy Zirkle down the final stretch.

“I want to congratulate Dallas Seavey on a dramatic victory, but also a tremendous accomplishment – just hours before the finish line he was in third place but his drive and his incredible dogs just kept going.  With his father, grandfather and brothers all accomplished mushers, it’s clear that the Seaveys and their ‘never say die’ competitive streak runs in the family. Alaskans will be talking about his win for years, as one for the ages of the Last Great Race.  I also want to acknowledge the tremendous effort put forth by Aliy Zirkle in this 42nd Iditarod, reminding people how tough Alaskan women are. 

“Congratulations to Dallas and his team on this historic and hard fought win!”

(Senator Murkowski wishing Dallas Seavey luck at the Ceremonial Start in Anchorage.)