Sled Dog Champion sets new record

  • 13 March 2013
Sled dogs

A 53-year-old man has won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the oldest winner of Alaska's gruelling test of endurance.

Mitch Seavey, and 10 dogs, crossed the finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time on Tuesday.

His time in the 1,000-mile race was a mega 9 days, 7 hours and 39 minutes.

Seavey now holds the record for being the oldest person to have won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; his son Dallas, who was the 2012 Iditarod Champion, is the youngest.