Dallas Seavey wins Iditarod race for third consecutive year

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Posted: Mar 15, 2016 6:54 AM

JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - Veteran Alaska musher Dallas Seavey claimed his third straight Iditarod Sled Dog Race title early on Tuesday morning, crossing the finish line in Nome ahead of his father, Mitch Seavey, for the second straight year.

In his 10th race, the 29-year-old Seavey claimed his fourth title in five years, battling high winds and temperatures that reached 10 below zero in the final night while guiding a team of dogs nearly 1,000 miles across the state’s wilderness.

(Reporting by Steve Quinn; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)