Do what you love. Sounds pretty straightforward, but the dedication to complete and win a 1,000-mile race goes beyond love; it’s passion. Dallas Seavey’s passion has officially won him three Iditarod titles in less than four years, officially giving Dallas one more win over his own father and veteran musher, Mitch Seavey! Three generations of this family have raced Alaska’s Last Great Race and now, after decades of hard work, a miraculous thing has happened. Conway Seavey posted on the Seavey’s Iditarod Sled Dog Tour Facebook page one day before his brother and father finished in Nome, “Dad and Dallas pulled into White Mountain in first and second today. Most of the family is here, and we’re all silently hoping for the same thing. We’re not saying anything about the thing, but we’re all thinking about the thing, and we all know that each other is thinking about the thing. The thing is something we've all thought about before, but never dared dream would actually happen. Now it looks like the thing might actually happen.” Well the thing did happen. Two Seaveys ran the Iditarod and got the top two finishes out of 66 mushers, once again making Iditarod history as the first father/son duo to finish in first and second place!
Travis Beals definitely lived up to his kennel’s name by turning heads wherever he went. After two Iditarods finishing in 37th place, this year Beals’s team picked up the pace and earned 11th place with a time of 19 days, 13 hours, 18 minutes, and 45 seconds. Considering that Travis TRAINED here in Seward during the early part of the mushing season, his time is not only a great improvement, but also an amazing accomplishment! Getting ahold of mushers in Nome can be difficult because the cell phone towers get overrun during the Iditarod. The only way I could get ahold of Team Beals was through Facebook Messenger because their phones wouldn’t allow them to call out. This was the conversation I had with Travis Beals’s fiancée, Sarah Stokey, one day before Travis finished his race in Nome.
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