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OFFICIAL RACE MAP 2021 GOLD TRAIL LOOP
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2021 Champion Summary
Veteran Iditarod musher Dallas Seavey (bib #23) of Talkeetna, Alaska, crossed the finish line of the Iditarod Gold Trail Loop in Deshka Landing with a time of 7 days, 14 hours, 8 minutes and 57 seconds claiming his fifth Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race championship. Seavey is now tied with mushing legend Rick Swenson with five total championships.
Winning Iditarod 49 comes with a majority stake of the $400,000 purse for the 2021 race in addition to the choice of either a 2022 Ski Doo 600R ETEC SWT or 2022 Ski Doo 900 ACE SWT from Alaska Mining & Diving Supply. During this year’s race, Seavey also won the Alaska Air Transit Spirit of Iditarod Award, The Lakefront Anchorage First Musher to the Yukon Award, the Ryan Air Gold Coast Award and the Northrim Bank Achieve More Award.
2021 Race Press Releases
Listed from newest to oldest.
- Victoria Hardwick is final Iditarod 49 finisher, claims Red Lantern Award – March 18, 2021
- Chad Stoddard wins Rookie of the Year – March 17, 2021
- Dallas Seavey wins record-tying fifth Iditarod championship – March 15, 2021
- Rookie Iditarod musher Jeremy Traska scratches at Nikolai (S) checkpoint – March 15, 2021
- Dallas Seavey first to Skwentna, wins Northrim Bank Achieve More Award – March 14, 2021
- Dallas Seavey first to Rainy Pass, wins Ryan Air Gold Coast Award – March 14, 2021
- Veteran Iditarod musher Dennis Kananowicz scratches at McGrath (S) checkpoint – March 14, 2021
- Aaron Burmeister wins Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award – March 13, 2021
- Veteran Iditarod musher Pete Kaiser scratches at McGrath (S) checkpoint – March 13, 2021
- Veteran Iditarod musher Riley Dyche scratches at Iditarod checkpoint – March 13, 2021
- Veteran Iditarod musher Rick Casillo scratches at Iditarod checkpoint – March 12, 2021
- Dallas Seavey wins The Lakefront Anchorage First Musher to the Yukon Award – March 12, 2021
- Rookie Iditarod musher Christopher Parker scratches at McGrath checkpoint – March 11, 2021
- Gunnar Johnson withdrawn from Iditarod 49 due to positive COVID-19 test – March 10, 2021
- Brent Sass wins GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award – March 10, 2021
- Iditarod Gold Trail Loop update from Race Marshal Mark Nordman – March 10, 2021
- Rookie Iditarod musher Brenda Mackey scratches at Nikolai checkpoint – March 10, 2021
- Dallas Seavey wins Alaska Air Transit Spirit of Iditarod Award – March 9, 2021
- Veteran Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle scratches from Iditarod 49 – March 9, 2021
- Statement from Iditarod Race Marshal Mark Nordman – Aliy Zirkle – March 8, 2021
- Veteran Iditarod musher Cindy Gallea scratches at Skwentna checkpoint – March 8, 2021
- Rookie Iditarod musher Sean Williams scratches ahead of Iditarod 49 start – March 7, 2021
- Musher start order set for Iditarod – Feb. 27, 2021
- Statement regarding 2021 Iditarod ceremonial start – Feb. 5, 2021
- Iditarod XLIX restart and finish to take place at Deshka Landing – Jan. 5, 2021
- Iditarod announces the Iditarod Gold Trail Loop for its 49th running – Dec. 18, 2020
- 2020 Iditarod Summer Raffle winners announced – Sept. 30, 2020
- The Iditarod committed to running 2021 race – Sept. 18, 2020
- Iditarod XLIX opening day entries – June 28, 2020
- Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser wins Donlin Gold Sportsmanship and Iditarod Most Inspirational Musher awards – June 8, 2020
- 2021 Iditarod Musher Registration Open – June 4, 2020