Dallas Seavey, age 28, has won the 2015 Iditarod, and his father, Mitch Seavey, age 55, has captured second place. Both are sponsored by James and Rosanne Keller, representing J.J. Keller & Associates.
According to a J.J. Keller press statement, Dallas Seavey used his unique training regimen and group of Iditarod veteran dogs to win the 43rd annual Iditarod Alaskan sled dog race on Wednesday, March 18, at 4:13 a.m. local time. He finished in 8 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes and 6 seconds with 10 dogs.
They competed in temperatures as cold as minus 45 F and winds gusts of over 40 mph with many windblown trails and periods of heavy snow, overcoming frostbite to beat out 78 other registered mushers. Due to snow conditions, this year’s route started in Fairbanks, Alaska. The revised route added around 600 miles of river ice.
Mitch Seavey, in his 22nd Iditarod, came in second place. He finished at 8:22 a.m. Wednesday morning. He finished in 8 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes and 56 seconds with 10 dogs.
Both Kellers were at the finish line.
After meeting Dallas Seavey in Seward, Alaska, in 2006, James and Rosanne Keller created the J.J. Keller Extreme Transportation Solutions sponsorship to celebrate one of the original forms of transportation and to salute trucking professionals who dedicate themselves to transporting needed goods.
Photo courtesy of J.J. Keller & Associates
Dallas Seavey and his veteran dogs