Dallas Seavey and his father Mitch – the two mushers sponsored by J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. – reached Nome to finish the 1,149-mile Iditarod race on Wednesday, March 17, in 8th and 10th place, respectively. Dallas Seavey completed the trail in 9 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes, a record for the Seavey family.
The 2010 race marks Dallas’ fourth Iditarod. Dallas is the youngest musher in history to ever compete (2005, age 18), and he is also the youngest musher to finish the race in a top 10 position (2009, age 22). The 2009 race also netted him the distinction of most improved musher. This year, Dallas also became the youngest musher to win the GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award.
The 2010 race makes seventeen Iditarods for Mitch Seavey, with nine top 10 finishes. He finished in 9 days, 12 hours and 8 minutes.
Waiting at the finish to celebrate with the Seavey family was the J. J. Keller Team, including James, Rosanne, Brian and Meghan Keller, and Troy Peterson.
“The Iditarod — The Last Great Race on Earth® — is a world-class event,” says James Keller, speaking on behalf of the team. “We come up to Alaska so we can share this excitement with our associates, customers and friends.”