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The Iditarod is terribly cruel to dogs. FACTS: http://helpsleddogs.org

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This just goes to show what we can accomplish --despite our age-- when we set our minds to it.

 

I'm inspired to workout harder. Smiley Happy

 

 

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Another Amazing Senior Athlete: Iditarod Winner Oldest Ever!

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Mitch Seavey becomes oldest, fastest musher to win Iditarod

 

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping cement his family's position as mushing royalty.

 

The Seward, Alaska, musher brought his dogs off the frozen Bering Sea and onto Front Street in the Gold Rush town of Nome after crossing nearly 1,000 miles of Alaska wilderness.

 

He outran his son, defending champion Dallas Seavey, and lapped the oldest musher record that he set at age 53 in 2013. He previously won the race in 2013 and 2004.

 

Seavey also set a time record of 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds, the Iditarod said. That shaved several hours off the record his son set last year: 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes and 16 seconds.

 

''Sweet'' was the first thing Mitch Seavey said after getting off the sled at the finish line under the famed burled arch. It was broadcast live statewide.

 

His wife, Janine, greeted him with a hug. ''Oh, my gosh, look at what you've just done,'' she told him. ''You've changed the sport.''

 

Read the entire article: http://www.yahoo.com/news/mitch-seavey-closes-third-iditarod-victory-161323347--spt.html

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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