Mitch Seavey, the musher sponsored by J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., last week crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska, as the seventh musher to complete the 2008 Iditarod. He and his dog team were on the 1,112-mile trail for 9 days, 20 hours and 42 minutes. Seavey, the 2004 Iditarod champion, now has competed in 15 Iditarod races, with seven top 10 finishes.
Waiting at the finish to celebrate with Seavey and his family was the J.J. Keller team, including James Keller, Rosanne Keller, Brian Keller, Meghan Ercegovac and Dallas Seavey. Dallas Seavey, who was shooting video of the race via snowmachine, arrived in Nome just hours before Lance Mackey claimed his victory.
“Speaking on behalf of the J.J. Keller family and company, I just want all to know that Mitch Seavey is one of the world’s top mushers, and we are very proud to be his sponsor,” says James Keller, president of the Neenah, Wis.-based company, which publishes and provides regulatory and compliance products.
Keller and his team were in Anchorage for the start of the race and in Nome to greet Seavey and the other mushers across the finish line. To read daily race updates and view photos and video throughout the race, visit www.jjkeller.com/iditarod.