Murkowski Congratulates Mitch Seavey on Historic Iditarod Win

Senator on Oldest Winner Ever: "Mitch Isn't Getting Older, He's Getting Better!"

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Lisa Murkowski today congratulated Mitch Seavey and his team on winning the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.

Crossing the Burled Arch at 10:39pm Alaska Time, Mitch Seavey became the oldest champion in race history, at age 53.  This is his second Iditarod win. 

“Mitch Seavey and his family continue to write new chapters in the Iditarod story.  Today's historic win makes him the oldest winner of the Last Great Race -- just a year after his son Dallas became the youngest champion ever.

"The Seavey family continues to make its mark on this race.  From Mitch's dad Dan-- who raced in 1973 and 1974 -- down to Dallas, it’s clear the Iditarod is in the Seavey blood.  And today we learned that Mitch isn't getting older, he's getting better!

“Congratulations to Mitch Seavey and his team on this historic and hard fought win.  Great job Mitch, we’re proud of you!”