Mitch Seavey, the 2004 Iditarod champion sponsored by J.J. Keller & Associates, took first place in last weekend’s 29th Annual Kuskokwim 300 dogsled race in Alaska. Seavey finished the 300-mile race in less than two days and two hours, making this his second Kuskokwim 300 victory.
The Kuskokwim 300 commemorates the first regular monthly mail delivery route via dog team between Bethel and Holy Cross in 1906. Over the years, the Kuskokwim 300 has become the highest-regarded mid-distance dogsled race, attracting the world’s top mushers.
Among competitors, this race is known to provide a good “tune-up” run five to six weeks before the March Iditarod; most years, at least half of the top 10 Iditarod finishers also will have run the Kuskokwim 300. “I’m very pleased with the victory