December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Dan Seavey

Dan Seavey

Bib Number: 35
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.


2001 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 11:14:00 10
Willow 3/04 12:08:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 15:57:00 16 3/04 19:14:00 16 3h 17m 3h 49m 11.79 45
Skwentna 3/04 22:08:00 16 3/04 22:40:00 16 0h 32m 2h 54m 11.72 34
Finger Lake 3/05 08:30:00 16 3/05 08:45:00 16 0h 15m 9h 50m 4.58 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 13:00:00 16 3/05 20:02:00 14 7h 2m 4h 15m 7.06 30
Rohn 3/06 00:25:00 14 3/06 09:18:00 14 8h 53m 4h 23m 10.95 48
Nikolai 3/06 23:19:00 14 3/07 06:36:00 14 7h 17m 14h 1m 6.63 93
McGrath 3/07 12:11:00 14 3/08 13:27:00 14 25h 16m 5h 35m 8.60 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 15:18:00 14 3/08 15:33:00 14 0h 15m 1h 51m 12.43 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/08 17:57:00 14 3/08 20:22:00 14 2h 25m 2h 24m 15.83 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/09 15:22:00 14 3/10 04:55:00 14 13h 33m 19h 0m 4.74 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/10 15:32:00 14 3/11 06:30:00 13 14h 58m 10h 37m 6.12 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 10:45:00 13 3/11 11:17:00 13 0h 32m 4h 15m -15.29 ✔ ✔ -65
Grayling 3/11 14:34:00 13 3/12 12:10:00 13 21h 36m 3h 17m 32.89 ✔ ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/13 02:33:00 13 3/13 03:07:00 13 0h 34m 14h 23m 4.17 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 18:58:00 13 3/14 03:59:00 12 9h 1m 15h 51m 4.42 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 20:07:00 12 3/15 02:40:00 12 6h 33m 16h 8m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 08:50:00 12 3/15 15:00:00 11 6h 10m 6h 10m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 21:46:00 11 3/16 07:39:00 11 9h 53m 6h 46m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/16 13:59:00 11 3/16 17:07:00 11 3h 8m 6h 20m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 00:20:00 11 3/17 08:40:00 10 8h 20m 7h 13m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 15:55:00 10 3/17 16:04:00 10 0h 9m 7h 15m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 19:53:35 10 3h 49m 5.76 ✔ ✔ 22