Agence France-PresseMarch 13, 2013 09:32
A 53-year old man became the oldest-ever winner of Alaska's 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) Iditarod dog sled contest, one year after his son became the famed "mush dog" race's youngest champion.
Mitch Seavey, from the town of Seward, Alaska, was first person to cross the finish line late Tuesday at 10:39 pm Alaska Time, to the cheers of thousands of fans who lined the streets of Nome.
His son Dallas, who was just 25 when he won the race last year, was a contestant in this year's race as well.
It was Mitch Seavey's second Iditarod championship; he won his first in 2004.