December 13, 2018

Musher Details

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Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 15
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.”


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 10:30:00 10
Willow 3/04 11:28:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 15:12:00 16 3/04 18:05:00 16 2h 53m 3h 44m 12.05 45
Skwentna 3/04 20:46:00 16 3/04 20:51:00 15 0h 5m 2h 41m 12.67 34
Finger Lake 3/05 07:08:00 15 3/05 07:11:00 14 0h 3m 10h 17m 4.38 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 10:37:00 14 3/05 16:03:00 14 5h 26m 3h 26m 8.74 30
Rohn 3/05 19:46:00 14 3/05 20:07:00 13 0h 21m 3h 43m 12.91 48
Nikolai 3/06 10:55:00 13 3/06 17:10:00 11 6h 15m 14h 48m 6.28 93
McGrath 3/06 22:29:00 11 3/07 04:49:00 11 6h 20m 5h 19m 9.03 48
Takotna 3/07 06:50:00 11 3/07 06:58:00 11 0h 8m 2h 1m 11.40 23
Ophir 3/07 09:40:00 11 3/07 10:44:00 10 1h 4m 2h 42m 14.07 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/08 07:42:00 10 3/09 09:30:00 10 25h 48m 20h 58m 4.29 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/09 17:25:00 10 3/10 01:27:00 10 8h 2m 7h 55m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 04:55:00 10 3/10 05:03:00 10 0h 8m 3h 28m -18.75 ✔ ✔ -65
Grayling 3/10 08:05:00 10 3/12 12:10:00 9 52h 5m 3h 2m 35.60 ✔ ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/13 02:25:00 9 3/13 03:03:00 9 0h 38m 14h 15m 4.21 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 18:19:00 9 3/14 03:57:00 9 9h 38m 15h 16m 4.59 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 20:05:00 9 3/15 02:40:00 9 6h 35m 16h 8m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 07:49:00 9 3/15 15:18:00 9 7h 29m 5h 9m 7.77 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 21:28:00 9 3/16 07:35:00 9 10h 7m 6h 10m 9.41 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/16 13:21:00 9 3/16 18:46:00 9 5h 25m 5h 46m 8.32 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 00:12:00 9 3/17 10:21:00 9 10h 9m 5h 26m 8.47 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 16:00:00 9 3/17 16:03:00 9 0h 3m 5h 39m 9.73 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 18:56:06 9 2h 53m 7.63 ✔ ✔ 22