September 24, 2018

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2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Dan Seavey

Dan Seavey

Bib Number: 65
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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Biography

Dan Seavey, 74, was born and raised in Minnesota. He brought his family to Alaska in 1963 to teach at Seward High School. He’s been retired from there for 28 years. He began mushing when he got to Alaska and will be the only musher in this 40th Iditarod to have competed in the first Iditarod. Dan says, “I admit to being a hard-core Iditarod Junkie. My interest in the historic trail began in 1963 when I was assigned to teach Alaska History. I was taken with the trail’s importance to Alaska’s early development and Seward’s vital role in that development. The result has been my active role in all things Iditarod. This includes helping to stage the first (1973) Iditarod, running the first two races, founding the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers, serving on the Iditarod Trail Committee’s Board of Directors and on the Board of the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance. I am running the 2012 Iditarod to emphasize the Iditarod National Historic Trail’s Centennial, 2008-2012.” Dan and Shirley are the parents of three, Darian, Tracie and Mitch, also an Iditarod musher and a past Iditarod champion. Three of his grandsons have also competed in the Iditarod. This year, three generations of Seavey’s will be on the trail, Grandpa Dan, Mitch and Dallas and grandson, Conway, will be running his second Jr. Iditarod. Dan says his hobbies are writing and history research.

Sponsors

Iditarod Historic Trail Aliance
Resurrection Bay Historical Society

Awards

Mushers Choice — Sponsored by ExxonMobil

2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 12:18:00 12
Willow 3/04 16:06:00 14
Yentna Station 3/04 20:11:00 14 3/05 00:00:00 14 3h 49m 4h 5m 10.29 42
Skwentna 3/05 02:58:00 14 3/05 11:47:00 14 8h 49m 2h 58m 10.11 30
Finger Lake 3/05 19:04:00 14 3/06 06:45:00 14 11h 41m 7h 17m 5.49 40
Rainy Pass 3/06 10:19:00 14 3/06 14:14:00 14 3h 55m 3h 34m 8.41 30
Rohn 3/06 18:29:00 14 3/07 07:11:00 14 12h 42m 4h 15m 8.24 35
Nikolai 3/07 21:01:00 14 3/08 07:24:00 14 10h 23m 13h 50m 5.42 75
McGrath 3/08 13:06:00 14 3/08 17:21:00 14 4h 15m 5h 42m 8.42 48
Takotna 3/08 19:19:00 14 3/09 19:23:00 14 24h 4m 1h 58m 9.15 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/09 21:48:00 14 3/09 22:18:00 14 0h 30m 2h 25m 9.52 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 12:43:00 14 3/11 03:06:00 14 13h 23m 14h 25m 5.06 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 13:10:00 14 3/12 07:55:00 13 18h 45m 10h 4m 6.95 ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 13:47:00 13 3/12 17:42:00 12 3h 55m 5h 52m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 23:34:00 12 3/13 10:42:00 12 11h 8m 5h 52m 6.31 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 14:50:00 12 3/13 20:48:00 12 5h 58m 4h 8m 11.37 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 13:36:00 12 3/14 21:36:00 12 8h 0m 16h 48m 5.06 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 03:41:00 12 3/15 13:00:00 12 9h 19m 6h 5m 6.58 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 06:36:00 12 3/16 15:45:00 12 9h 9m 17h 36m 2.84 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 21:23:00 12 3/17 08:20:00 11 10h 57m 5h 38m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 13:50:00 11 3/17 22:04:00 11 8h 14m 5h 30m 8.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 06:03:00 11 3/18 06:58:00 11 0h 55m 7h 59m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 10:10:30 11 3h 12m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 22