Iditarod Champ Is Oldest in History

Mitch Seavey is 53

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Sled dogs race through the snow.     Photo: Marcel Jancovic/Shutterstock

The 2013 Iditarod crowned the oldest champion in the race's history Tuesday night. Mitch Seavey, 53, nabbed his second victory in the 1,000-mile Iditarod in a time of of 9 days, 7 hours, 39 minutes, and 56 seconds.

Seavey and his son Dallas are now the oldest and youngest Iditarod champions in history. Dallas won the race last year at the age of 25.

"This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age," said Seavey on a livestream on the race site. His win earned him $50,400 and a 2013 pickup truck.

Above-freezing temperatures on the Yukon River led to overflow that created hazardous, weak ice conditions. Granted, Seavey's a badass, but the lately retired 101-year-old marathoner still might give him a run for his money.

Via Los Angeles Times

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