WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alaska Congressman Don Young today congratulated Mitch Seavey and his team on winning the 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
“I wish to congratulate Mitch Seavey, lead dog Tanner and the rest of the team on their historic Iditarod victory. The Iditarod Sled Dog Race is steeped in family history, from the Seaveys, to the Redingtons and Mackeys. Picking up where his son Dallas left off in 2012, Mitch’s win ensures that the Iditarod title will remain in the family for at least another year, and at age 53, Seavey becomes the oldest Iditarod winner in race history,” Rep. Young said. “Winning the ‘Last Great Race’ is an amazing feat at any age, and I applaud Mitch and his team on his second Iditarod win. And to all those still competing, I wish you a safe and enjoyable ride as you complete your journey to Nome.”