Iditarod winner is oldest, fastest in dog sled race history

<span class="articleLocation”>Mitch Seavey won the 2017 Iditarod dog sled race on Tuesday, beating his son and crossing the finish line in Nome in record time as he also set the mark as the oldest musher to claim the championship.

Seavey, 57, broke the previous record time for the nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-km) race across the Alaskan wilderness by nearly eight hours, the Alaska Dispatch News reported on its website.

“Huge congrats to Mitch Seavey on his record-breaking win!” U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Twitter.

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