December 16, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 43
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.”


2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:32:00 6
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:34:00 6 1h 2m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:22:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 16:02:00 16 3/03 20:45:00 16 4h 43m 4h 40m 11.14 52
Nulato 3/04 09:04:00 16 3/04 09:05:00 16 0h 1m 12h 19m 4.22 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 21:04:00 16 3/05 02:20:00 16 5h 16m 11h 59m 3.50 42
Eagle Island 1 3/05 22:15:00 16 3/06 05:02:00 15 6h 47m 19h 55m 3.51 70
Grayling 1 3/06 10:51:00 15 3/06 16:47:00 15 5h 56m 5h 49m 10.32 60
Anvik 3/06 22:05:00 15 3/07 00:14:00 14 2h 9m 5h 18m 3.40 18
Grayling 2 3/07 04:07:00 14 3/08 04:51:00 14 24h 44m 3h 53m 4.64 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/08 18:29:00 14 3/08 18:38:00 14 0h 9m 13h 38m 4.40 ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 00:30:00 14 3/09 08:30:00 14 8h 0m 5h 52m 11.93 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 10:36:00 14 3/09 10:43:00 13 0h 7m 2h 6m 42.86 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 13:50:00 13 3/09 21:17:00 12 7h 27m 3h 7m 13.48 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 05:00:00 12 3/10 12:05:00 12 7h 5m 7h 43m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/10 19:54:00 12 3/11 04:40:00 11 8h 46m 7h 49m 6.14 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 14:00:00 11 3/11 20:20:00 11 6h 20m 9h 20m 4.93 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 01:44:00 11 3/12 01:58:00 10 0h 14m 5h 24m 10.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 09:41:00 10 3/12 16:05:00 9 6h 24m 7h 43m 2.85 ✔ ✔ 22