We Have A New Iditarod Champ! The Details Will AMAZE You…

Mitch Seavey arrives at the White Mountain, Alaska, checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 10, 2014. (Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News/MCT via Getty Images)

This week, the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race came to a close.

The winner finished in record time.

57-year-old musher Mitch Seavey not only set the record but the record he beat was previously held by his son.

From ADN:

Mitch Seavey just had the race of his life.

The 57-year-old musher from Sterling won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, shattering the speed record by nearly eight hours to steal the title of fastest Iditarod musher ever from his much-younger son, Dallas.

Mitch remains the race’s oldest champion and has notched three wins in 13 years, his last in 2013 at age 53.

“Fifty-seven used to be old, and it’s not anymore. I’m just letting you know that,” Seavey said at a press conference after the race, his statement met by applause in the crowded building near the finish line.

Seavey is now the fastest and oldest Iditarod champion.

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Mitch’s father also raced in 5 Iditarods including the first race in 1973.

That’s three generations of Seavey mushers.

Amazing story.

Congratulations to Mitch!


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