September 25, 2018

Musher Details

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Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 27
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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Biography

Mitch Seavey, 58, was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Alaska in 1963. He graduated from high school in Seward and wrestled for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He began mushing in 1963. Mitch’s dad, Dan, ran the Iditarod in 1973, so he decided he wanted to run the Iditarod someday. After running eleven Iditarods, Mitch won the race in 2004. In 2008, Mitch was the winner of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, held that year as a commemoration of the original All Alaska Sweepstakes, and then he won the Iditarod again in 2013 and 2017. He says, “Running the Iditarod is a family tradition.” Mitch and Janine are the parents of four boys, three of whom have run the Jr. Iditarod and the Iditarod, Danny, Tyrell and Dallas. The youngest, Conway, is 21 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 & 2014. Mitch says his hobbies are “writing, hunting and whatever the grandkids are up to.”

Awards

Golden Harness
Race Champion
Winner's Truck — Sponsored by Anchorage Chrysler Dodge

2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 10:57:00 12
BLM 3/12 07:48:00 13 3/12 15:49:00 12 8h 1m 140h 51m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/12 22:43:00 12 3/12 22:50:00 12 0h 7m 6h 54m 4.49 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 11:44:00 12 3/13 11:48:00 12 0h 4m 12h 54m 1.32 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/13 16:42:00 12 3/13 23:35:00 11 6h 53m 4h 54m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/14 11:26:00 11 3/14 17:16:00 11 5h 50m 11h 51m 3.80 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/14 22:31:00 11 3/15 02:40:00 11 4h 9m 5h 15m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/15 09:17:00 11 3/15 14:18:00 10 5h 1m 6h 37m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/15 20:29:00 10 3/15 20:39:00 10 0h 10m 6h 11m 15.04 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/16 04:45:00 10 3/16 12:45:00 8 8h 0m 8h 6m 5.93 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/16 19:18:00 8 3/16 19:19:00 8 0h 1m 6h 33m 3.51 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 20:18:00 3/11 22:20:00 13 26h 2m -144h -1m -0.26 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 05:05:00 3/10 10:10:00 14 5h 5m -42h -15m -1.42 60
Ruby 3/06 12:00:00 -95h -10m -1.18 112
Galena 3/07 10:50:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:09:00 16 3/07 17:00:00 15 2h 51m 3h 19m 15.68 52
Kaltag 3/07 19:41:00 15 15 2h 41m 15.65 42
Unalakleet 3/08 06:47:00 15 3/08 06:49:00 15 0h 2m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 10:00:00 15 3/08 15:00:00 15 5h 0m 3h 11m 12.57 40
Koyuk 3/08 18:39:00 15 3/08 18:53:00 15 0h 14m 3h 39m 15.89 58
Elim 3/09 09:38:00 15 3/09 09:47:00 15 0h 9m 14h 45m 3.25 48
White Mountain 3/09 20:43:00 15 3/09 23:54:00 14 3h 11m 10h 56m 4.21 46
Safety 3/10 02:05:00 14 3/10 02:07:00 14 0h 2m 2h 11m 25.19 55
Nome 3/16 22:20:22 164h 13m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22