October 15, 2018

Musher Details

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Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 18
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.”

Sponsors

Young Living Essential Oils, UT
J.J. Keller & Asssociates, WI
Dr. Tim’s Pet Food, MI
Icicle Seafoods

Inlet Towers
Petro Marine Services
Bob McCain Buffalo Peak Outfitters, MS

Awards

Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by PenAir

2015 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 10:35:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:32:00 16
Nenana 3/09 15:58:00 16 3/09 19:22:00 16 3h 24m 5h 26m 11.04 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 08:28:00 16 3/10 08:38:00 16 0h 10m 13h 6m 6.87 90
Tanana 3/10 19:30:00 16 3/10 23:38:00 15 4h 8m 10h 52m 6.07 66
Ruby 3/11 18:13:00 15 3/12 20:15:00 13 26h 2m 18h 35m 6.40 ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 02:05:00 13 3/13 06:22:00 13 4h 17m 5h 50m 8.57 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/13 20:36:00 13 3/13 21:07:00 13 0h 31m 14h 14m 5.76 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 12:31:00 13 3/14 20:31:00 12 8h 0m 15h 24m 5.58 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/14 22:45:00 12 3/14 22:47:00 12 0h 2m 2h 14m 9.85 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 03:21:00 12 3/15 07:50:00 12 4h 29m 4h 34m 10.29 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 22:29:00 12 3/15 22:41:00 12 0h 12m 14h 39m 5.80 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 05:21:00 12 3/16 09:17:00 12 3h 56m 6h 40m 6.00 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 16:43:00 12 3/16 20:19:00 10 3h 36m 7h 26m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 04:29:00 10 3/17 06:10:00 10 1h 41m 8h 10m 5.88 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 14:21:00 10 3/17 22:21:00 10 8h 0m 8h 11m 5.62 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 05:25:00 10 3/18 05:26:00 10 0h 1m 7h 4m 7.78 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 08:22:56 10 2h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 22